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abandons

verb , present tense third-person singular of abandon

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1 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
  • more than ready to abandon himself to a life of complete idleness for the duration of his vacation
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2 to cause to remain behind
  • abandoned the group that he had been hiking with and struck out on his own
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3 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)
  • the bad weather forced NASA to abandon the launch
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4 to stop doing (something) permanently
  • marriage customs that were abandoned decades ago
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