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Abandon meaning

abandon - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; " He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; " Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
  2. 2. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  3. 3. To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
  4. 4. Abandonment; relinquishment.
  5. 5. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
  6. 6. Reflexively: To give ( one's self) up without attempt at self- control; to yield ( one's self) unrestrainedly; - often in a bad sense.
  7. 7. To relinquish all claim to; - used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
  8. 8. To forsake; to renounce.

abandon - examples of usage

  1. She had been holding herself in stubbornly, but at last gave way with reckless abandon.
  2. Shall we abandon the baggage, and, by a rapid movement, save ourselves? - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. They delayed so long, that he began to despair of their coming, and proposed to a few officers, who were with him, to abandon South Carolina, and join Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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