Meaning of ABANDON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əˈbændən ]

v. & n. 1 give up completely or before completion (abandoned hope; abandoned the game). 2 a forsake or desert (a person or a post of responsibility). b leave or desert (a motor vehicle or ship). 3 a give up to another's control or mercy. b refl. yield oneself completely to a passion or impulse. --n. lack of inhibition or restraint; reckless freedom of manner. øøabandoner n. abandonment n. [ME f. OF abandoner f. å bandon under control ult. f. LL bannus, -um BAN]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.