abandon
verb
1 leave sb/sth
ADVERB
hastily

The town had been hastily abandoned.

PHRASES
abandon sb to their fate
be left abandoned
be found abandoned

The car was found abandoned in a nearby town.

2 stop doing/supporting sth
ADVERB
altogether, completely, entirely, totally

The government does not propose to abandon the project altogether.

effectively, largely, virtually

This principle has now been effectively abandoned.

eventually, finally
simply

Traditional policies were simply abandoned.

formally
abruptly (esp. AmE), immediately, quickly
gradually
quietly

The plans for reform were quietly abandoned.

temporarily
voluntarily
VERB + ABANDON
be forced to, have to
decide to
PREPOSITION
for

He abandoned the army for politics.

in favour/favor of

She abandoned her teaching career in favour/favor of singing.

Abandon is used with these nouns as the object: ↑allegiance, ↑ambition, ↑approach, ↑attempt, ↑baby, ↑belief, ↑car, ↑career, ↑child, ↑doctrine, ↑dream, ↑duty, ↑effort, ↑enterprise, ↑game, ↑heritage, ↑home, ↑hope, ↑ideal, ↑insistence, ↑mission, ↑name, ↑nest, ↑plan, ↑policy, ↑politics, ↑practice, ↑pretence, ↑principle, ↑project, ↑pursuit, ↑quest, ↑religion, ↑responsibility, ↑restraint, ↑search, ↑ship, ↑strategy, ↑system, ↑tradition, ↑vehicle

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  • abandon — [ə ban′dən] vt. [ME abandonen < OFr abandoner < mettre a bandon, to put under (someone else s) ban, relinquish: see BAN1] 1. to give up (something) completely or forever [to abandon all hope] 2. to leave, as in danger or out of necessity;… …   English World dictionary

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  • Abandon — A*ban don, n. [F. abandon. fr. abandonner. See {Abandon}, v.] Abandonment; relinquishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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