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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 . - 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 :
    • "They try to his wages ..." — National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc, 15 February 2005 news release http://nrtw.org/b/nr_379.php.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: heimelijk vertrekken (van/uit)
  • German: sich davonmachen
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: fugarse, evadirse
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From the Latin abscondere (to hide), formed from abs-, ab-, + condere (to lay up), from con- + dere (to put).


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