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To leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
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“None of that explains why a mother would abandon her baby.”
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To stop, call off, or give up on doing something
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“Severe weather conditions would force us to abandon our travel plans.”
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(abandon someone/something to) To give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
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To leave a place without intending to return
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“After months of madness in the house, they decided to abandon the place and move back to Philadelphia.”
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(abandon to) To give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Great leaders have the strength to abandon themselves to the wild ideas of others.”
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To show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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Treat as unworthy of serious consideration
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To fail to care for or pay attention to
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To fail to be completed, particularly for lack of interest
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To be unfaithful or disloyal to
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Stop resisting to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority
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Oppose
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Destroy
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(literally or figuratively) To deviate from a normal or expected path
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A complete lack of inhibition or restraint
“The chef would proceed to add spices to the stew with seeming abandon.”
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Excessive freedom
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Relating to vice or immorality
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The quality or state of being natural
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The quality or fact of being free or wasteful in the expenditure of money
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Madness or frenzy
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Government of a country by its own people, especially after having been a colony
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Self-centeredness
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The quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience
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The strength of a destructive force
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