Abscond

Definition of Abscond

Ab`scond´
v. i.1.To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.
[imp. & p. p. Absconded; p. pr. & vb. n. Absconding.]
The marmot absconds all winter.
- Ray.
2.To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; - used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor.
That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To hide; to conceal.

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abandon, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, bow out, break, bunk, clear out, cut and run, decamp, depart, desert, disappear, elope, evacuate, flee, fly, fugitate, go, go AWOL, jump, jump bail, leave, levant, make off, quit, remove, retire, retreat, run, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, scape, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, take French leave, take flight, take to flight, take wing, turn tail, vacate, vanish, withdraw
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