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"abscond" in British English

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abscondverb [I]

uk   /æbˈskɒnd/  us   /-ˈskɑːnd/
  • abscond verb [I] (STEAL)

to go away ​suddenly and ​secretly because you have ​stolen something, usually ​money: They absconded with £10,000 of the company's ​money.
absconder
noun [C] uk   /æbˈskɒn.dər/  us   /-ˈskɑːn.dɚ/
A 14-year-old absconder from a children's ​home was ​foundalive and well this ​morning.
(Definition of abscond from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abscondverb [I]

 us   /əbˈskɑnd, æb-/
to ​escape and ​hidesomewhere, esp. because you have ​stolen something: They absconded with $100,000 of the company’s ​money.
(Definition of abscond from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abscond”
in Spanish Escaparse…
in Vietnamese bỏ trốn…
in Malaysian melarikan diri…
in Thai หลบหนี…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃走, 潜逃, 逃遁…
in Turkish izinsizce kaçmak, ayrılmak, sıvışmak…
in Russian бежать, скрываться…
in Indonesian melarikan diri…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃走, 潛逃, 逃遁…
in Polish zbiec…
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