abandon


abandon
a|ban|don1 W3 [əˈbændən] v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: abondoner, from abandon 'surrendering', from a bandon 'into someone's power']
1.) to leave someone, especially someone you are responsible for
How could she abandon her own child?
2.) to go away from a place, vehicle etc permanently, especially because the situation makes it impossible for you to stay
= ↑leave
We had to abandon the car and walk the rest of the way.
Fearing further attacks, most of the population had abandoned the city.
3.) to stop doing something because there are too many problems and it is impossible to continue
The game had to be abandoned due to bad weather.
They abandoned their attempt to recapture the castle.
Because of the fog they abandoned their idea of driving.
4.) to stop having a particular idea, belief, or attitude
They were accused of abandoning their socialist principles.
Rescuers had abandoned all hope of finding any more survivors.
5.) abandon yourself to sth
literary to feel an emotion so strongly that you let it control you completely
She abandoned herself to grief.
6.) abandon ship
to leave a ship because it is sinking
>abandonment n [U]
abandon 2
abandon2 n [U]
if someone does something with abandon, they behave in a careless or uncontrolled way, without thinking or caring about what they are doing
with reckless/wild abandon
They drank and smoked with reckless abandon.

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  • abandon — [ abɑ̃dɔ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; de l a. fr. (mettre) à bandon « au pouvoir de », d o. germ. 1 ♦ Action de renoncer (à une chose), de laisser (qqch.). Politique d abandon. ⇒ abdication, concession. Abandon des hostilités. ⇒ arrêt, capitulation,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • abandon — ABANDON. s. m. État où est une personne, une chose abandonnée. Il est dans un abandon général. Il est dans l abandon de Dieu, dans l abandon de tous ses amis.Abandon, se dit aussi en parlant Des discours, des ouvrages, des manières, etc. d Une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • abandon — aban·don vt 1: to give up with the intent of never again asserting or claiming an interest in (a right or property) 2: to disassociate oneself from or forsake in spite of a duty or responsibility to abandon one s child 3: to renounce one s… …   Law dictionary

  • abandon — ABANDÓN, abandonuri, s.n. 1. Părăsire împotriva regulilor morale şi a obligaţiilor materiale a copiilor, familiei etc. 2. Părăsire a unui bun sau renunţare la un drept. 3. Renunţare la continuarea participării într o probă sportivă. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Abandon — Студийный альбом Deep Purple …   Википедия

  • Abandon — A*ban don ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abandoned} ( d[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abandoning}.] [OF. abandoner, F. abandonner; a (L. ad) + bandon permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction, bannire to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abandon — [ə ban′dən] vt. [ME abandonen < OFr abandoner < mettre a bandon, to put under (someone else s) ban, relinquish: see BAN1] 1. to give up (something) completely or forever [to abandon all hope] 2. to leave, as in danger or out of necessity;… …   English World dictionary

  • abandon — vb 1 Abandon, desert, forsake mean to quit absolutely. Abandon implies surrender of control or possession often with the implication that the thing abandoned is left to the mercy of someone or something else {the ghost of grandeur that lingers… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abandon — Abandon. substantif masculin verbal. Estat où est une personne ou une chose delaissée. Il n est guere en usage qu en cette maniere de parler adverbiale. A l abandon. laisser à l abandon. tout est à l abandon …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Abandon — A*ban don, n. [F. abandon. fr. abandonner. See {Abandon}, v.] Abandonment; relinquishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abandon — Álbum de Deep Purple Publicación 2 de junio de 1998 Grabación 1997 1998 Género(s) Hard rock Duración 57:07 …   Wikipedia Español


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