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[v] run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along


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flee, fly, levant, take flight

Misc. Definitions

\Ab*scond"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Absconded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absconding}.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + d[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf. {Do}.]
1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed. The marmot absconds all winter. --Ray.
2. To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor. That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond. --Macaulay.
\Ab*scond"\, v. t. To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] --Bentley.

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