Abandon is defined as to leave something behind.(verb)
An example of abandon is leaving a baby on a stranger’s doorstep.
The definition of abandon is totally free and unhindered expression.(noun)
Kissing someone unexpectedly is an example of acting with abandon.
See abandon in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME abandonen < OFr abandoner < mettre a bandon, to put under (someone else's) ban, relinquish: see ban
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transitive verb a·ban·doned, a·ban·don·ing, a·ban·dons
Origin: Middle English abandounen
Origin: , from Old French abandoner
Origin: , from a bandon
Origin: : a, at (from Latin ad; see ad-)
Origin: + bandon, control; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
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