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Overview of noun abandon

The noun abandon has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) abandon, wantonness, unconstraint

(the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon")

2. wildness, abandon

(a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger")


Overview of verb abandon

The verb abandon has 5 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (10) abandon

(forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot")

2. (6) abandon, give up

(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")

3. (6) vacate, empty, abandon

(leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight")

4. (5) abandon, give up

(stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations")

5. (3) abandon, forsake, desolate, desert

(leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")

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