abscond


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ab·scond

 (ăb-skŏnd′)
intr.v. ab·scond·ed, ab·scond·ing, ab·sconds
To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.

[Latin abscondere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + condere, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·scond′er n.

abscond

(əbˈskɒnd)
vb
(intr) to run away secretly, esp from an open institution or to avoid prosecution or punishment
[C16: from Latin abscondere to hide, put away, from abs- ab-1 + condere to stow]
abˈsconder n

ab•scond

(æbˈskɒnd)

v.i. -scond•ed, -scond•ing.
to depart in a sudden and secret manner, esp. to avoid legal prosecution.
[1605–15; < Latin abscondere to hide or stow away =abs- abs- + condere to stow]
ab•scond′ence, n.
ab•scond′er, n.

abscond


Past participle: absconded
Gerund: absconding

Imperative
abscond
abscond
Present
I abscond
you abscond
he/she/it absconds
we abscond
you abscond
they abscond
Preterite
I absconded
you absconded
he/she/it absconded
we absconded
you absconded
they absconded
Present Continuous
I am absconding
you are absconding
he/she/it is absconding
we are absconding
you are absconding
they are absconding
Present Perfect
I have absconded
you have absconded
he/she/it has absconded
we have absconded
you have absconded
they have absconded
Past Continuous
I was absconding
you were absconding
he/she/it was absconding
we were absconding
you were absconding
they were absconding
Past Perfect
I had absconded
you had absconded
he/she/it had absconded
we had absconded
you had absconded
they had absconded
Future
I will abscond
you will abscond
he/she/it will abscond
we will abscond
you will abscond
they will abscond
Future Perfect
I will have absconded
you will have absconded
he/she/it will have absconded
we will have absconded
you will have absconded
they will have absconded
Future Continuous
I will be absconding
you will be absconding
he/she/it will be absconding
we will be absconding
you will be absconding
they will be absconding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been absconding
you have been absconding
he/she/it has been absconding
we have been absconding
you have been absconding
they have been absconding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been absconding
you will have been absconding
he/she/it will have been absconding
we will have been absconding
you will have been absconding
they will have been absconding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been absconding
you had been absconding
he/she/it had been absconding
we had been absconding
you had been absconding
they had been absconding
Conditional
I would abscond
you would abscond
he/she/it would abscond
we would abscond
you would abscond
they would abscond
Past Conditional
I would have absconded
you would have absconded
he/she/it would have absconded
we would have absconded
you would have absconded
they would have absconded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abscond - run awayabscond - run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
levant - run off without paying a debt
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"

abscond

verb escape, flee, get away, bolt, fly, disappear, skip, run off, slip away, clear out, flit (informal), make off, break free or out, decamp, hook it (slang), do a runner (slang), steal away, sneak away, do a bunk (Brit. slang), fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), skedaddle (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), go on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang), make your getaway, make or effect your escape A dozen inmates have absconded from the jail in the past year.
Quotations
"abscond: to `move in a mysterious way', commonly with the property of another" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

abscond

verb
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
Slang: lam.
Regional: absquatulate.
Idioms: blow the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam.
Translations

abscond

[əbˈskɒnd] VIfugarse; (with funds) → huir

abscond

[æbˈskɒnd] vidisparaître, s'enfuir
to abscond with sth [+ money] → disparaître avec qch, s'enfuir avec qch
to abscond from [+ prison, school] → s'enfuir de

abscond

visich (heimlich) davonmachen, türmen (inf); (schoolboys also)durchbrennen

abscond

[əbˈskɒnd] vifuggire, scappare
References in classic literature ?
Others write plays with such heedlessness that, after they have been acted, the actors have to fly and abscond, afraid of being punished, as they often have been, for having acted something offensive to some king or other, or insulting to some noble family.
Prospects of better earning opportunities cause workers to abscond from their sponsors," said Al Mahmud.
The accused testified to police interrogators that her Dh700 salary and the fact that her sponsor constantly beat her forced her to abscond.
The] Ministry of Manpower needs to study and find out the reason why so many employees abscond.
Muscat: Expatriate workers who abscond or overstay are being offered a lifeline, which will enable them to remain legally in Oman under the three-month Immigration amnesty.
Gardai are told when prisoners abscond and they have the power to detain, arrest, and return such persons to prison.
A new MOL policy requires recruitment companies to provide replacements for maids who abscond from their employers.
You have not answered the question about whether it would have been harder to abscond in the West Country, where he was made to live under a control order - harder to get help from his associates, harder to hide, harder to get forged papers.
The latest men to abscond include Brett Frewin, one of a gang of four jailed for killing award-winning DJ Tushar Makwana in 2004.
If there is any evidence that the employee did not abscond from work, or was absent for a specific and justified reason (example: leave, sickness, resignation, termination, dispute with employer, non-payment of salary, complaint case at the Labour Ministry, etc) the absconding report will be rejected.
Some are similar to their modern definitions: Abscond once meant to be hidden rather than to actively sneak away.
a) have a history of absconding, who are likely to abscond if kept in any other form of local authority accommodation and are likely to suffer harm if they do abscond;