Definition of ABANDON

noun : ABANDON

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : ABANDON

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead" ;

  • 4. (

    ) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations" ;

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