- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||absconded, absconding, absconds
||to leave suddenly and secretly, esp. to avoid observation or capture.
The king hanged the leader of the rebellion, while his followers attempted to abscond from the city.The thief was able to abscond with confidential files.
- decamp, elope, escape
- similar words:
- bolt, clear off, disappear, flee, fly, hightail, leave, scram, skip, vanish, withdraw
||bundle, desert, escape, run
The word abscond
contains the following part:
that means from, away from
More about this word part:
Most words containing the prefix ab-
are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab-
before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."