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Present participle for to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“None of that explains why a mother would abandon her baby.”
Present participle for to stop, call off, or give up on doing something
“Severe weather conditions would force us to abandon our travel plans.”
(abandon someone/something to) Present participle for to give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
Present participle for to leave a place without intending to return
“After months of madness in the house, they decided to abandon the place and move back to Philadelphia.”
(abandon to) Present participle for to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Great leaders have the strength to abandon themselves to the wild ideas of others.”
The act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to
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