Meaning of ABANDON in English

ABANDON

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If you ~ a place, thing, or person, you leave the place, thing, or person permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.

He claimed that his parents had ~ed him...

The road is strewn with ~ed vehicles.

VERB: V n, V-ed

2.

If you ~ an activity or piece of work, you stop doing it before it is finished.

The authorities have ~ed any attempt to distribute food...

= give up

? continue

VERB: V n

3.

If you ~ an idea or way of thinking, you stop having that idea or thinking in that way.

Logic had prevailed and he had ~ed the idea.

= give up

VERB: V n

4.

If you say that someone does something with ~, you mean that they behave in a wild, uncontrolled way and do not think or care about how they should behave.

He has spent money with gay ~...

N-UNCOUNT: usu with N disapproval

5.

see also ~ed

6.

If people ~ ship, they get off a ship because it is sinking.

PHRASE: v inflects

Collins COBUILD.      Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) .