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Definitions of abandon:

part of speech: verb transitive

To give up: to desert: to yield ( one's self) without restraint.

part of speech: verb

To give up; to desert; to forsake entirely.

part of speech: verb transitive

To give up entirely; as, the sailors were forced to abandon the sinking ship; to desert or forsake; to give up all claim to.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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