Meaning of “abandon” - Learner’s Dictionary

abandon

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
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.
abandoned adjective
abandonment noun [ U ]

(Definition of “abandon” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)