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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 periodicals archive ?
QUETTA -- Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) New Sariab Raja Basharat said that police held 20 absconders in one month from different areas of Sariab area of the provincial capital.
LARKANA -- Larkana police raided various places on Monday and arrested over a dozen suspected criminals, proclaimed offenders and absconders and recovered drugs and weapons.
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.
SAKHAKOT/SWAT -- Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Malakand division Monday claimed to have arrested 34 absconders and six unregistered Afghan refugees during search and strike operation in Malakand division.
Many expatriates, especially from South and Southeast Asian countries, had complained in the past about being declared absconders by unscrupulous sponsors eager to settle scores or obstruct lawsuits.
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.
Despite being no longer wanted he was listed by Sussex Police in an appeal urging 89 absconders to return to Ford Open Prison in Arundel, West Sussex.
The Umm Al Quwain Police have nabbed 690 illegal residents, absconders and infiltrators from different areas of the northern emirate so far this year.
According to police, West Zone police arrested 61 accused including 13 absconders and recovered five pistols, one motorbike and drugs.
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court Tuesday adjourned the Shahzeb Khan murder case till February 28 after the investigators prepared initial charge sheet and submitted the status of the murderers and absconders to the court.
Jarrott Jarvis, a probation supervisor in Madison County, said the rate of absconders will skyrocket under the new policy.
MINGORA, July 24 -- The special anti-terrorism court in Swat has declared 50 terrorists including Maulan Fazlullah as absconders.