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Verb: abandon  u'ban-dun
  1. Forsake, leave behind
    "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
     
  2. Give up with the intent of never claiming again
    "Abandon your life to God";
    - give up
     
  3. Leave behind empty; move out of
    "You must abandon your office by tonight";
    - vacate, empty
     
  4. Stop maintaining or insisting on ideas or claims
    "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage";
    - give up
     
  5. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    "The mother abandoned her children";
    - forsake, desolate, desert
Noun: abandon  u'ban-dun
  1. The trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    "she danced with abandon";
    - wantonness, unconstraint
     
  2. A feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    - wildness

Derived forms: abandoned, abandons, abandoning

Type of: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, go away, go forth, leave, passion, passionateness, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, unrestraint

Encyclopedia: Abandon