Word: ABANDON

The word ABANDON has appeared in at least 48 clues on different crosswords.

ABANDON definition(s):

• abandonment; relinquishment.

• abandon (e.g. a lawsuit)

• (to) throw away

• (transitive, obsolete) To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.

• forsake

• (transitive) To relinquish a claim to property to underwriters.

• to give up

• To cast out; to banish; to expel; to reject. th century until the mid 17 th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• To give up control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions. <ref name=SOED/>

• To terminate the current action before it is complete.

• (transitive) To give up control of, to surrender.

• leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"

• To desist in doing, practicing, following, holding, or adhering to; to turn away from; to permit to lapse; to renounce; to discontinue. <ref name=SOED/>

• To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• a giving up to natural impulses

• a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"

• to cast out

• To give up control of, to surrender.

• To no longer exercise a right, title, or interest, especially with no interest of reclaiming it again; to yield; to relinquish. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• To surrender to the insurer (an insured item), so as to claim a total loss.

• break up with (someone)

• crush (with one’s hands)

• A yielding to natural impulses or inhibitions; freedom from artificial constraint, with loss of appreciation of consequences. th century.><ref name=SOED/><ref>Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 <1998>, ISBN 0550142304), page 2.</ref>

• Leave someone who needs or counts on you.

• To subdue; to take control of. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• abandon (a ship or vehicle)

• forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

• to relinquish a claim to property

• stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

• (transitive) To leave behind, to desert.

• Freely; entirely.

• To leave behind definitively or with serious consequences or risks.

• leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

• to leave behind or desert

• give up all thoughts of

• the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"

• give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

• A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.

Clue(s)
Carefree ease.
Desert
Desert.
Ditch
Dump
Enthusiasm
"First-rate group, on leave (7)"
Forsake
Forsake utterly.
Freedom
Gay quality
Give up
Give up on
It may be reckless
Lack of inhibition
Leave completely
Leave high and dry
Leave in the lurch
Letting oneself go.
"Opposite of ""retain"""
Recklessness
Run out on
Strand
Vacate
Walk out on
Wantonness
Wild ___
Leave high and dry
Relinquish (hope)
Leave behind
Desert
Leave behind
Leave behind
Relinquish (hope)
Leave behind
Forsake
Desert
Desert
Forsake
Forsake
Devil-may-care attitude
Leave high & dry
Leave high and dry ... or, when divided into three parts, what the answers to starred clues are encompassed by
Desert
Leave behind
Leave behind
Forsake
A group of players taking working leave

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