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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")

Overview of adj abandoned

The adj abandoned has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) abandoned, derelict, deserted

(forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse")

2. abandoned

(free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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