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  • TWL/NWL (Scrabble US / Canada / Thailand)
  • SOWPODS/CSW (Scrabble UK / International)
  • ENABLE (Words with Friends)

Meaning of abandon

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom
           from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon" [syn:
           {abandon}, {wantonness}, {unconstraint}]
      2: a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of
         his anger" [syn: {wildness}, {abandon}]
      v 1: forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the
           empty parking lot"
      2: 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" [syn: {abandon}, {give up}]
      3: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office
         by tonight" [syn: {vacate}, {empty}, {abandon}]
      4: 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" [syn: {abandon}, {give up}]
      5: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch;
         "The mother deserted her children" [syn: {abandon},
         {forsake}, {desolate}, {desert}]

WordNet ® Princeton University.

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