Definition of "abscond" [ab•scond]

  • (verb-intransitive) To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.

Use "abscond" in a sentence

  • "After some more lingering chatting, a few more chance encounters, and at least one, "Here, hold this sign that says 'Hi Shann' and let me get a picture, please?" we were prepared to abscond from the premises."
  • "Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has echoed Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's agent Arnold Oosterveer, who insists his client will not abscond from the Italian club amid reports Liverpool are working on a loan deal for him."
  • "Is more likely to "abscond" - the entire colony leaves the hive and relocates - in response to repeated intrusions by the beekeeper."

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