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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.


running away, esp from an open prison or to avoid prosecution or punishment
the act of running away from an open institution or avoiding prosecution or punishment


[əbˈskɒndɪŋ] ADJen fuga
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Two months had come and gone before the convalescent in the Sacramento hospital was identified with Kirkman, the absconding San Francisco clerk; even then, there must elapse nearly a fortnight more till the perfect stranger could be hunted up, the portmanteau recovered, and John's letter carried at length to its destination, the seal still unbroken, the inclosure still intact.
In other respects the true Dodson was partly latent in Tom, and he was as far from appreciating his "kin" on the mother's side as Maggie herself, generally absconding for the day with a large supply of the most portable food, when he received timely warning that his aunts and uncles were coming,--a moral symptom from which his aunt Glegg deduced the gloomiest views of his future.
As her rigid and rusty frame goes down upon its hands and knees, in quest of the absconding marbles, we positively feel so much the more inclined to shed tears of sympathy, from the very fact that we must needs turn aside and laugh at her.
At last we were getting something positive, and yet it seemed a long gap between an absconding banker and Captain Peter Carey pinned against the wall with one of his own harpoons.
Where statistics were given, they showed six violent criminals were still to be traced after absconding in 2014.
The AAG and AIG said the Dera Ismail Khan regional police officer had constituted three teams headed by superintendent of police Mohammad Ashfaq for arresting the absconding suspect.
KARACHI -- Police will make use of social media to track and arrest 16 accused in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud and has launched a campaign to advertise the credentials of absconding officials.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has remarked the absconding culprit comes in the grip of law one day and he is apprehended sooner or later.
He further remarked ' there is no room of sympathy for the absconding accused in the law.
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior has issued a decree allowing absconding domestic workers to adjust their legal status and transfer their contract to new employer.
ISLAMABAD -- Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said he will not be at rest until absconding cop Rao Anwar is arrested.
It is to mention that he appeared in the court for the first time after absconding for about two years.