|part of speech:
||abandoned, abandoning, abandons
||to leave behind with no plan to return; desert.
The frightened thieves abandoned the stolen car.
- desert, forsake, turn one's back on
- keep, retain
- similar words:
- drop, jettison, leave
||to stop pursuing; give up.
He abandoned his dream of being an actor.She abandoned her chores and went fishing.
- forsake, give up
||chuck, disown, maroon, neglect, quit, scrap, yield