abandon

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Pronunciation (Yadda ake faɗi)

  • Hyphenation: aban‧don

Verb

Plain form (yanzu)
abandon

3rd-person singular (ana cikin yi)
abandons

Past tense (ya wuce)
abandoned

Past participle (ya wuce)
abandoned

Present participle (ana cikin yi)
abandoning

  1. (transitive) If you abandon something, you go away from it with no plan to return. <> bar, bari.
    Many teens abandon all chances of a successful future when they drop out of school.
    After much thought, they abandoned the idea as being too difficult.
    The government abandons after-school programs when money is tight.
  2. (transitive) If you abandon something, you give up control of it.
    They danced wildly down the street, abandoning themselves to the night and the moon.
    The woodcutter and his wife considered abandoning Hansel and Gretel in the forest.

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Noun

Singular
abandon

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) Abandon is a state where you do not control yourself.
    In these games, kids shoot and blow each other up with reckless abandon.

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