verb (used without object)
- abscisic acid,
- abscission layer,
- abscission zone,
- abscopal effect,
Origin of abscond
Examples from the Web for abscond
The Hashemites will not just surrender power and abscond to South Kensington.
And he could not abscond with the balance, because that would mean the loss of Margaret.Geoffrey Hampstead|Thomas Stinson Jarvis
Those likely to abscond, or belonging to other Cantons, are not accepted.The Vagrancy Problem.|William Harbutt Dawson
One would think there was something wrong—that you were about to abscond.'The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn|Robert Machray
Word Origin for abscond
1560s, from Middle French abscondre and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from ab(s)- "away" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + dere "put," from PIE *dhe- "to put, place, make" (see factitious). The notion is of "to hide oneself," especially to escape debt or the law. Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.