abandon

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0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To withdraw one's support or help from, especially in spite of duty, allegiance, or responsibility; desert: abandon a friend in trouble.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat: abandoned the ship.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To surrender one's claim to, right to, or interest in; give up entirely. See Synonyms at relinquish.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the search for the missing hiker.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To yield (oneself) completely, as to emotion.
0 Vote up! noun. Unbounded enthusiasm; exuberance.
0 Vote up! noun. A complete surrender of inhibitions.
0 Vote up! adverb. Freely; entirely.
0 Vote up! verb. To surrender to the insurer the insured item, so as to claim a total loss.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
0 Vote up! verb-transitive. To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
0 Vote up! noun. Abandonment; relinquishment.
0 Vote up! noun. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
0 Vote up! others. To detach or withdraw one's self from; leave.
0 Vote up! others. To give up; cease to occupy one's self with; cease to use, follow, etc.: as, to abandon an enterprise; this custom was long ago abandoned.
0 Vote up! others. To resign, forego, or renounce; relinquish all concern in: as, to abandon the cares of empire.
0 Vote up! others. To relinquish the control of; yield up without restraint: as, he abandoned the city to the conqueror.
0 Vote up! others. To outlaw; banish; drive out or away.
0 Vote up! others. To reject or renounce.
0 Vote up! others. In com., to relinquish to the underwriters all claim to, as to ships or goods insured, as a preliminary toward recovering for a total loss. See abandonment.
0 Vote up! noun. The act of giving up or relinquishing; abandonment.
0 Vote up! noun. Abandonment to naturalness of action or manner; freedom from constraint or conventionality; dash.
0 Vote up! verb. forsake, leave behind
0 Vote up! verb. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
0 Vote up! verb. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
0 Vote up! verb. give up with the intent of never claiming again
0 Vote up! verb. leave behind empty; move out of
0 Vote up! noun. the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
0 Vote up! noun. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

Usage

0 Vote up! The one point they will never abandon is there will be no unlimited right of return.
0 Vote up! I have many in my own extended family who would be said to have long abandoned the practice of their Faith, though sadly what they often abandon is not the Faith in its integrity, but the caricature that was passed on to them.
0 Vote up! I would like to know what Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner have been smoking or drinking to make a statement like this "Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long," For eight years the Republican spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon took a surplus into massive deficit themselfs.
0 Vote up! Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is no way to create more jobs, yet that is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long,
0 Vote up! "Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is no way to create more jobs, yet that is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long," House Minority Leader John Boehner said in a statement.

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