To withdraw an individual's help or assistance from, particularly in spite of duty, allegiance, or obligation; desert: abandon a pal in big trouble.
to quit by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, specially because of risk or other impending menace: abandoned the ship.
To surrender an individual's claim to, directly to, or interest in; stop trying totally. See Synonyms at relinquish.
To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the seek out the missing hiker.
To produce (oneself) totally, concerning feeling.
To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to decline.
to quit definitely; to forsake totally ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all experience of or concern on; to desert, as one to who one owes allegiance or fidelity; to give up; to surrender.
Reflexively: to offer (one's self) up without attempt at self-discipline; to produce (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- frequently in a negative good sense.
To relinquish all claim to; -- utilized when an insured person offers as much as underwriters all claim on property included in an insurance policy, which may continue to be after reduction or harm by a peril guaranteed against.