Abandon

Definition of Abandon

A`ban`don´   Pronunciation: å`băn´dŭn
v. t.1.To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
[imp. & p. p. Abandoned (-dŭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Abandoning.]
That he might . . . abandon them from him.
- Udall.
Being all this time abandoned from your bed.
- Shak.
2.To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
Hope was overthrown, yet could not be abandoned.
- I. Taylor.
3.Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; - often in a bad sense.
He abandoned himself . . . to his favorite vice.
- Macaulay.
4.(Mar. Law) To relinquish all claim to; - used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
n.1.Abandonment; relinquishment.
1.A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.

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