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English definition of “abandon”
/əˈbæn·dən/ v [T]
› to leave behind or run away from someone or something, or to give up something: Air attacks forced the villagers to abandon their homes. The weather was so bad, we abandoned our plans for a picnic. abandonment
/əˈbæn·dən·mənt/ n [U] › Archeologists don’t know what could have caused a mass abandonment of the area.