verb (used with object)
Origin of abandon1
SYNONYMS FOR abandon
Examples from the Web for abandoning
Secondly, as GBCE reports, it puts the kids themselves at a higher risk of dropping out of school, or abandoning it all together.
She grew up believing her biological mother had died after abandoning her as a baby.How One Young Woman Escaped Childhood Abuse and a Forced Marriage|Moral Courage|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But having your sound influenced by a genre and abandoning your sound completely are two different things.
The prime minister also ordered that the general and his immediate subordinates face criminal charges for abandoning their posts.The Monster of Mosul: How a Sadistic General Helped ISIS Win|Andrew Slater|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Online there are pictures of Iraqi soldiers shedding their uniforms and abandoning their posts.
So far I was disgusted with his conduct; but I had no idea of abandoning the purpose I had in view.Plane and Plank|Oliver Optic
However enjoyable this cruise might be to me, I had to think of abandoning it.Their Majesties as I Knew Them|Xavier Paoli
Therefore, our holy reformed branch foreseeing so formidable and unavoidable consequences do very well in abandoning the missions.
Abandoning the idea of adopting the clerical profession, Mr. Simpson travelled on the Continent and in the East.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
We can assure you that we have not lost a pound of flesh, by abandoning our cups.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society