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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; The voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away; The act of giving something up.

Usage examples (41)
  • His abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless.
  • His abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless
  • But he called the abandonment of this contract "a blow to privatization."
  • I keep hearing about this McCain abandonment thing, so I decided to Google it. for more
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