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verb [intransitive] formal abscond pronunciation in American English /əbˈskɑnd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleabsconding
past tenseabsconded
past participleabsconded
  1. 1
    to suddenly leave a place and take something with you that does not belong to you
    abscond with: One of the bank’s employees had absconded with the cash.
  2. 2
    to escape from a place where you are being kept as a punishment
    He was put into jail but absconded within a few days.


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