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Meaning of ABSCOND

Pronunciation:  ab'skând

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

ABSCOND is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, run off
 See Also: flee, fly, levant, take flight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ab*scond"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Absconded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Absconding}.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs +
    condere to lay up; con + d[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf.
    1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.
             The marmot absconds all winter.       --Ray.
    2. To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's
       self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid
       a legal process; as, an absconding debtor.
             That very homesickness which, in regular armies,
             drives so many recruits to abscond.   --Macaulay.
  2. \Ab*scond"\, v. t.
    To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] --Bentley.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, absquatulate, beat a retreat, bolt, bow out, break, bunk, clear out, cut and run, decamp, depart, desert, disappear, elope, evacuate, flee, fly, fugitate, go, go AWOL, jump, jump bail, leave, levant, make off, quit, remove, retire, retreat, run, run away, run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, scape, show the heels, skedaddle, skip, skip out, slip the cable, take flight, take French leave, take to flight, take wing, turn tail, vacate, vanish, withdraw