|1.||[ verb ] forsake, leave behind|
"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
|Related terms:||discard forfeit consign chuck dispense_with abandonment|
|2.||[ verb ] give up with the intent of never claiming again|
"Abandon your life to God" "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti" "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
|Related terms:||foreswear abandonment|
|3.||[ verb ] leave behind empty; move out of|
"You must vacate your office by tonight"
|4.||[ verb ] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.|
"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
|Related terms:||collapse move_over|
|5.||[ noun ] the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry|
"she danced with abandon"
|6.||[ verb ] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch|
|Synonyms:||desert forsake lurch desolate|
"The mother deserted her children"
|Related terms:||leave maroon ditch walk_out expose desertion forlornness forsaking|
|7.||[ noun ] a feeling of extreme emotional intensity|
"the wildness of his anger"