abandon Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "abandon" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

abandon

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈbændən/
to stop an activity before it is finished, usually because you think you cannot succeed: abandon a project/plan/an idea The car maker has abandoned its plans to build a giant new plant.abandon a lawsuit/case/claim The high cost of legal representation can influence a person's decision about whether to abandon a claim.
to leave a person, place, or thing that needs you to care for them: He kept the company going because he didn't want to abandon his staff. A vehicle had been abandoned on the side of the road.
INSURANCE to allow an insurance company to keep property that has been lost or damaged, in exchange for an insurance payment
abandonment noun [U]
(Definition of abandon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of abandon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “abandon”

Definitions of “abandon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More