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English definition of “abscond”

abscond

verb [I] (ESCAPE)    /æbˈskɒnd/ US  /-ˈskɑːnd/
to go away suddenly and secretly in order to escape from somewhere : Two prisoners absconded last night . She absconded from boarding school with her boyfriend .Running away and escaping absconder     /æbˈskɒn.dər/ US  /-ˈskɑːn.dɚ/ noun [C] A 14-year-old absconder from a children's home was found alive and well this morning .Runaways and refugees
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