Definitions for abandon

Definitions for (noun) abandon

Main entry: wantonness, unconstraint, abandon

Definition: the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry

Usage: she danced with abandon

Main entry: wildness, abandon

Definition: a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

Usage: the wildness of his anger

Definitions for (verb) abandon

Main entry: give up, abandon

Definition: stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

Usage: He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage; Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations

Main entry: abandon, forsake, desert, desolate

Definition: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

Usage: The mother deserted her children

Main entry: abandon, vacate, empty

Definition: leave behind empty; move out of

Usage: You must vacate your office by tonight

Main entry: give up, abandon

Definition: give up with the intent of never claiming again

Usage: Abandon your life to God; She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti; We gave the drowning victim up for dead

Main entry: abandon

Definition: forsake, leave behind

Usage: We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot

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