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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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]
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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.
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Translations

abscond

[əbˈskɒnd] VIfugarse; (with funds) → huir
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

abscond

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

[əbˈskɒnd] vifuggire, scappare
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SARGODHA -- :The Sargodha police Friday claimed to have arrested 122 absconders, wanted in different criminal cases, 63 drug-pushers with 56-kilogram Hashish and 522 bottles of liquor and 195 illegal weapons during the month of July.
KARACHI -- Police in its action in different cities of Sindh province rounded up over 1186 criminal elements including 186 absconders and 79 proclaimed offenders, during a week.
KARACHI -- Sindh police department during apprehended 3316 criminals, including 864 absconders and 642 proclaimed offenders, during series of action in two weeks across Sindh province, said an announcement here Monday.
KARACHI: The Sindh Police has arrested 5247 absconders and 3035 Proclaimed Offenders (POs) from June 15 to 30 2019, while taking action under section 87/88 of CrPC
KARACHI -- Sindh police claim to have arrested 5,247 accused who were on the run and 3,035 absconders, under sections 87 and 88 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, in a province-wide crackdown against criminals.
KARACHI -- The Sindh police have sought support from federal institutions to get placed the names of more than 50,000 absconders across the province on the Exit Control List and to block their computerised national identity cards (CNICs), officials and sources said on Thursday.
LAHORE -- Accountability Court (AC) Lahore has declared Kamran Kiyani, brother of former army chief Gen (Retd) Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani, Director of Paragon City Housing Society Nadim Zia and others accused in Ashiana Housing scandal as absconders.
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has once again decided to contact Interpol for the extradition of incarcerated ousted premier Nawaz Sharif's sons Hassan and Hussain, and former finance minister Ishaq Dar.The three high-profile individuals have been declared absconders by the court.
Kashmore police have claimed to have nabbed two absconders besides recovering TT pistol and bullets from katcha area of Gheehalpur.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 13 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress party on Thursday said that it's 'Bhagodon ka saath, Looteron ka vikaas' (Support to absconders, development of fleecers) in an apparent take-off on the government's slogan 'Sabka saath, sabka vikaas' (Support of all, development for all).
Summary: Emirati sponsors help absconders get passports back in Fujairah.
Earlier today, an anti-terrorism court once again issued non-bailable arrest warrants for MQM founder and other absconders, including the recently expelled Salman Baloch.