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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
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As discussion progressed over the agenda item related to the bank account recently opened in an NBP branch in Lahore, the committee was briefed about the systems available to restrict absconders from opening bank accounts.
QUETTA -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has accelerated its efforts against corrupt elements, absconders and accused in the province and a committee had been formed in that regard to arrest absconders.
However, they said, absconders could be stopped from opening account in a bank if their names were traced.
Rizvi, along with other leaders, Maulana Afzal Qadri, Maulana Inayat and Sheikh Izhar were also declared as absconders by the court.
He, however, could not explain whether the bank's rules allow absconders to legally open a bank account in Pakistan and whether the bank has facilitated such persons in the past.
KANDHKOT -- Kashmore police Monday claimed to have held four absconders while in various raids at different localities.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], July 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has directed the federal interior ministry, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the provincial home authorities to block computerised national identity cards (CNICs) of all absconders to secure their custody.
He conveyed explicit instructions to all Regional Commanders to speed up the ongoing countrywide operations for apprehension of Proclaimed Offenders and Absconders involved in illicit trafficking to bring them to justice.
Labourers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers in the construction make up 70 per cent of absconders with salesmen and workers in showrooms in the retail sector making up the second largest number of absconders.
Police said they caught 549 absconders -- about a third of whom were maids -- during a month-long crackdown on people living and working illegally in the emirate.
According to police, West Zone police arrested 61 accused including 13 absconders and recovered five pistols, one motorbike and drugs.
Summary: DUBAI -- Filipino absconders who fear that they cannot avail the two-month amnesty for illegal residents need not worry with the Filipino Vice Consul assuring absconders that they too come under the protection of the programme.