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Definitions of abandon

  1. forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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 in these negociations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Abandonment; relinquishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; - often in a bad sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To give up entirely; as, the sailors were forced to abandon the sinking ship; to desert or forsake; to give up all claim to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Freedom of manner; dash; careless ease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To give up: to desert: to yield (one's self) without restraint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To forsake; to renounce. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To forsake or renounce utterly; give up wholly; quit; leave; resign. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To desert; to give up. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Unrestrained impulsiveness, frankness or enthusiasm of manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To give up; to desert; to forsake entirely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. An investor deciding not to sell or act upon an option at the end of the contract. Also: thelawdictionary.org
  24. Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; often in a bad sense. dictgcide_fs
  25. 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. dictgcide_fs
  26. a-ban'dun, v.t. to give up: to desert: to yield (one's self) without restraint (with to).--v.t. ABAND' (Spens.), to abandon.--n. ABAN'DON (n to be nasalised), freedom from conventional restraints: careless freedom of manners.--adj. ABAN'DONED, given up, as to a vice: profligate: completely deserted: very wicked.--adv. ABAN'DONEDLY.--n. ABAN'DONMENT, act of abandoning: state of being given up: enthusiastic surrender of self to a cause: (law) the renunciation of a claim. [O. Fr. bandon, from the Teut. root ban, proclamation, came to mean decree, authorisation, permission; hence à bandon--at will or discretion, abandonner, to give up to the will or disposal of some one. See BAN, BANNS.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Give up to another\'s control or mercy; yield oneself completely to a passion or impulse; give up (a possession or habit); forsake (a person, post). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. (or as French), n. Careless freedom, letting oneself go. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. a-ban'dun, v.t. to give up: to desert: to yield (one's self) without restraint (with to).--v.t. ABAND' (Spens.), to abandon.--n. ABAN'DON (n to be nasalised), freedom from conventional restraints: careless freedom of manners.--adj. ABAN'DONED, given up, as to a vice: profligate: completely deserted: very wicked.--adv. ABAN'DONEDLY.--n. ABAN'DONMENT, act of abandoning: state of being given up: enthusiastic surrender of self to a cause: (law) the renunciation of a claim. [O. Fr. bandon, from the Teut. root ban, proclamation, came to mean decree, authorisation, permission; hence à bandon--at will or discretion, abandonner, to give up to the will or disposal of some one. See BAN, BANNS.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. [Fr.] Freedom from restraint, careless ease of manner. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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