Complete Definition of "abscond"

English

Etymology
From the Latin abscondere (to hide), formed from abs-, ab-, + condere (to lay up), from con- + dere (to put).

Pronunciation
(RP) IPA|/ÉbËskÉnd/
(US) SAMPA|/ab-SKOND/
(US) AHD|/Äb-skÅnd'/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Énd|-Énd

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To hide; to withdraw; to be concealed :

#* The rabbit absconds to avoid detection from predators

  1. intransitive To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :

#* That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond. - Macaulay

  1. intransitive To withdraw from, to leave from; to hide from :

#* She absconded the feast.
#* The captain absconded his responsibility.

  1. transitive obsolete To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] :

#* âThey try to abscond his wages [...]â — National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc, 15 February 2005 news release 1.

Translations
trans-top|to depart secretely
Dutch: heimelijk vertrekken (van/uit)
Finnish: karata
German: sich davonmachen
trans-mid
Latin: lateo (I abscond), latito (I abscond)
Norwegian: rømme, stikke av
Spanish: fugarse, evadirse
trans-bottom

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Revision and Credits for"abscond"
  • 2007-10-17 13:14 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/96.4.191.20|96.4.191.20]] ([[User_talk:96.4.191.20|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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