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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 ?
There were no attendants at home; they had absconded to make merry in honour of the time.
Besides, he had absconded with his mother's guineas: who knew what else he had done, in Jamaica or elsewhere, before he came to Grimworth, worming himself into families under false pretences?
There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.
Almost as he spoke a special train with one carriage took the curve of the line on their left, and, stopping, disgorged another group of policemen, in whose midst was the hangdog visage of Magnus, the absconded servant.
There was no conceivable reason why his nephew should have suddenly absconded, unless Mr.
The day it happened Lucille bought this same poison, and it is a rare one, from a man who has absconded.
Your father has absconded - deserted you - and you mustn't expect to see him again as long as you live.
Whereas a young boy, named Oliver Twist, absconded, or was enticed, on Thursday evening last, from his home, at Pentonville; and has not since been heard of.
The other principal, you say, has absconded, ma'am?
It was rather hard on Maggie that Tom always absconded without letting her into the secret, but the weaker sex are acknowledged to be serious
A NEW liaison group to be set up after a convicted murderer absconded could feature six residents plus health board staff and police.
Dubai: A maid, who absconded from her sponsor due to low salary and worked in prostitution and immoral massage services, has been jailed for three months.