abandon

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  • So much damage was done to it that the city was completely abandoned.
  • His father had abandoned the family early in his youth.
  • When all hope of raising the complete ship was finally abandoned is not known.
  • The child was abandoned by his mother and then it was brought up by the powers of nature.
  • The match became the first, and so far only, world championship match to be abandoned without result.
  • This modest community appears to have been abandoned during the same time period.
  • The site was eventually abandoned for another, to the west.
  • Some villages in England were also abandoned during the war, but for different reasons.
  • His health broke down and he was forced to abandon the attempt.
  • Due to changes across the history of politics, this classification has been abandoned.
  • Many are now being used as farm buildings, while others were abandoned and fell into ruin.
  • In that year the islands were abandoned but within twenty years the British had re-established a settlement.
  • Although the project was ultimately abandoned, some elements were integrated into other projects.
  • Any decision regarding points awarded for abandoned games is left to the individual football associations.
  • He abandons both parents and runs away from the tracks towards an unknown future.
  • Though mostly only interested in his own benefit, he never abandons his friends.
  • Unable to free him the girl abandons him and heads straight to his home.
  • Her lover went on to fall in love with another woman and abandon her.
  • He abandoned the idea of entering the clergy and decided instead to study law.
  • He was later forced to abandon the campaign that same year.
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Meaning of abandon

  • noun The trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    she danced with abandon
  • verb Forsake, leave behind
    We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot
  • verb Give up with the intent of never claiming again
    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
  • verb Stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
    He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage, Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations
  • verb Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    The mother deserted her children