Definition Of abandon


allow oneself to indulge in (a desire or impulse).

abandoning herself to moony fantasies

cease to support or look after (someone); desert.

her natural mother had abandoned her at an early age

complete lack of inhibition or restraint.

she sings and sways with total abandon

give up completely (a course of action, a practice, or a way of thinking).

he had clearly abandoned all pretense of trying to succeed

Example Of abandon

  • After he proposed numerous remodeling schemes, the clients opted to abandon the original plan in favor of an entirely new structure.

  • After months of madness in the house, they decided to abandon the place and move back to Philadelphia.

  • All this is described with a certain gay abandon and without any overtones of regret, yet Wright's behaviour rapidly became self-destructive.

  • an attempt to persuade businesses not to abandon the area to inner-city deprivation

  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon .

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