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abscond

ab·scond

abscond

 
 
pronunciation:
b skand
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: absconded, absconding, absconds
definition: 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.
synonyms:
decamp, elope, escape
similar words:
bolt, clear off, disappear, flee, fly, hightail, leave, scram, skip, vanish, withdraw
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derivation: absconder (n.)
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