Part of speech: verb

To forsake or renounce utterly; give up wholly; quit; leave; resign.

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Usage examples "abandon":

  1. Had the rebels succeeded in their enterprise against Bolduc, I should have been compelled to abandon the siege of Antwerp. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  2. Must he or must he not abandon Simeon and the trunk? - "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories", Arnold Bennett.
  3. She would not, however, abandon her engagement, and she probably gave him all which it was in her nature to give. - "Keats: Poems Published in 1820", John Keats.