Meaning of ABANDON in English

ABANDON

■ verb

1》 give up (an action or practice) completely.

2》 desert or leave permanently.

3》 ( ~ oneself to ) indulge in (a desire or impulse) without restraint.

↘[as adjective ~ed ] unrestrained; uninhibited: a wild, ~ed dance.

■ noun lack of inhibition or restraint.

Phrases

~ ship leave a ship because it is sinking.

Derivatives

~ment noun

Origin

ME: from OFr. ~er , from a- (from L. ad 'to, at') + bandon 'control' (rel. to ban 1 ).

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