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abandon

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈbændən/
LEAVE B2 to leave someone or something somewhere, sometimes not returning to get them: They were forced to abandon the car. He was abandoned by his mother as a baby.Departing
STOP DOING to stop doing something before it is finished, or to stop following a plan, idea, etc: The match was abandoned because of rain.Stop having or doing something
abandoned adjective abandonment noun [U]
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