- to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one's farm;to abandon a child;to abandon a sinking ship.
- to give up; withdraw from; discontinue: to abandon a research project;to abandon hopes for a stage career.
- to give up the control of: to abandon a city to an enemy army.
- to yield without restraint or moderation; give over to natural impulses, usually without self-control: to abandon oneself to grief.
- Law. to cast away, leave, or desert, as property or a child.
- Insurance. to relinquish to the underwriter in case of partial loss, thus enabling the insured to claim a total loss.
- Obsolete. to banish.
careless disregard for consequences
leave behind, relinquish
leave in troubled state
- After an outbreak in Beijing in June, China abandoned its previous strategy of confining millions of people to their homes.
- Today, Rollins has largely abandoned his pursuit of the bonus payments from Medicaid.
- A lifetime after Stewart turned in her stepfather and was abandoned to his abuses, four words cut across the years.
- Well 20 in the Midway-Sunset field was drilled in 1927 and abandoned by Chevron in the 1980s.
- Shell’s experience in 2015, when it abandoned plans to drill offshore in the Arctic under heavy pressure, indicate what other companies can expect.
- They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.
- Will he go for the schoolteacher and abandon the family, leaving behind his smashing dinner suits?
- After the captain made the call to abandon ship, 150 people were able to escape on lifeboats lowered by electronic arms.
- No one, of course, was “repressing” Klaus or preventing him from “expressing his views,” something he does with abandon.
- The show started filming in Israel over the summer, but was forced to abandon the location as political tensions escalated.
- Before daybreak we had ridden five and twenty miles, but had been compelled to abandon two more guns.
- In case that they would not abandon the religion which they preached, the officials of Masamune commenced to execute their orders.
- They spoke like this because they are accustomed to abandon altogether those whom they have once judged incurable.
- This picture laughs, as children laugh, with perfect abandon.
- There are those who tell us—and they number many millions—that we must abandon them entirely.