Meaning of ABANDON in English

ABANDON

verb

1 leave sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ hastily

The town had been hastily ~ed.

PHRASES

▪ ~ sb to their fate

▪ be left ~ed

▪ be found ~ed

The car was found ~ed in a nearby town.

2 stop doing/supporting sth

ADVERB

▪ altogether , completely , entirely , totally

The government does not propose to ~ the project altogether.

▪ effectively , largely , virtually

This principle has now been effectively ~ed.

▪ eventually , finally

▪ simply

Traditional policies were simply ~ed.

▪ formally

▪ abruptly ( esp. AmE ), immediately , quickly

▪ gradually

▪ quietly

The plans for reform were quietly ~ed.

▪ temporarily

▪ voluntarily

VERB + ABANDON

▪ be forced to , have to

▪ decide to

PREPOSITION

▪ for

He ~ed the army for politics.

▪ in favour/favor of

She ~ed her teaching career in favour/favor of singing.

Abandon is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ allegiance , ↑ ambition , ↑ approach , ↑ attempt , ↑ baby , ↑ belief , ↑ car , ↑ career , ↑ child , ↑ doctrine , ↑ dream , ↑ duty , ↑ effort , ↑ enterprise , ↑ game , ↑ heritage , ↑ home , ↑ hope , ↑ ideal , ↑ insistence , ↑ mission , ↑ name , ↑ nest , ↑ plan , ↑ policy , ↑ politics , ↑ practice , ↑ pretence , ↑ principle , ↑ project , ↑ pursuit , ↑ quest , ↑ religion , ↑ responsibility , ↑ restraint , ↑ search , ↑ ship , ↑ strategy , ↑ system , ↑ tradition , ↑ vehicle

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