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noun 
  1. A complete give up, giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To give up control of, to surrender.
    • Hope was overthrown, yet could not be abandoned. " I. Taylor
      1. (transitive) To leave behind, to desert.
      Many baby girls have been abandoned on the streets of Beijing everyday.
      1. (context, transitive, obsolete) To cast out, cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
    • 1594: Being all this time abandoned from your bed. " Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, I-ii
      1. (transitive) To relinquish a claim to property to underwriters.

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