Definition of 'abscond'
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The last of three prisoners who absconded from an open jail has been arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An individual turned up claiming to be a prisoner who had absconded but left before this could be clarified. The Sun (2006)Last year 23 times more patients escaped from psychiatric hospitals than absconded from prisons. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A prisoner who absconded from an open jail two months ago has been arrested in a pub. Times, Sunday Times (2014)MORE than 4,000 prisoners have absconded over the last ten years. The Sun (2014)
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