Definitions of abandon:
  • noun:   the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry
    Example: "She danced with abandon"
  • noun:   a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
  • verb:   give up with the intent of never claiming again
    Example: "Abandon your life to God"
  • verb:   forsake, leave behind
    Example: "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
  • verb:   stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.
    Example: "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"
  • verb:   leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  • verb:   leave behind empty; move out of

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