abandon oneself to

idiom

Definition of abandon oneself to

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: to allow oneself to be fully controlled or affected by (something, such as a strong emotion) He abandoned himself to despair.

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“Abandon oneself to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abandon%20oneself%20to. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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