Definition of abandon:

part of speech: verb

To forsake; to renounce.

part of speech: verb

To give up: to desert: to yield ( one's self) without restraint.

part of speech: verb

To give up entirely; as, the sailors were forced to abandon the sinking ship; to desert or forsake; to give up all claim to.

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