Abandon - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- leave behind empty; move out of (syn: empty, vacate)
- stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims (syn: give up)
They abandoned the car on a back road.
That house was abandoned years ago.
The approaching fire forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes.
The officer refused to abandon his post.
The policy abandons the most vulnerable members of society.
She abandoned the party not long after the election.
...added spices to the stew with complete abandon...
The captain gave the order to abandon ship.
He abandoned his post without authorization.
Motorists were forced to abandon their cars and walk home.
They were obliged to abandon the town to the enemy.
As a child, Angela was abandoned by her mother.
I don't think he's going to abandon his friend in trouble.
They abandoned their native language.
They abandoned the escape.
present participle: abandoning
past tense: abandoned
past participle: abandoned