abandon oneself to

idiom

Definition of abandon oneself to

literary
: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abandon%20oneself%20to. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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