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Noun
Complete lack of inhibition or restraint
“All this is described with a certain gay abandon and without any overtones of regret, yet Wright's behaviour rapidly became self-destructive.”
Verb
To cause to remain behind
“But mothers who abandon their babies anonymously have no easy way to learn of the child's status or prove their maternity in time to appear and contest the adoption.”
Verb
Leave in troubled state
“However, the company doesn't want to abandon the practice, and hopes new technology will improve the return on investment.”
Verb
To give up
“The authorities have abandoned any attempt to distribute food.”
Verb
To subdue
“After months of madness in the house, they decided to abandon the place and move back to Philadelphia.”
Verb
To give up or relinquish control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions
“But, unfortunately, some parents seem to be oblivious to this perception and abandon such children to their fate.”
Verb
To give up or relinquish control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions
“Great leaders have the strength to abandon themselves to the wild ideas of others.”
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