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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To give up completely. To desert.

Usage examples (37)
  • What prompted China to "abandon" North Korea and recognize the South?
  • When you rock that kind of abandon, wearing a Batgirl costume onstage works.
  • Let him shun low and disreputable Company, but, above all, such as abandon themselves to scandalous Liberties.
  • She danced with abandon for more
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