Definitions for abscondæbˈskɒnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•scondæbˈskɒnd(v.i.)-scond•ed, -scond•ing.

  1. to depart in a sudden and secret manner, esp. to avoid legal prosecution.

Origin of abscond:

1605–15; < L abscondere to hide or stow away =abs-abs - +condere to stow


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off(verb)

    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"


  1. abscond(Verb)

    To flee; to withdraw from.

  2. abscond(Verb)

    To depart secretly; to hide from; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :

  3. abscond(Verb)

    To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] :

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1565.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abscond(verb)

    to hide, withdraw, or be concealed

  2. Abscond(verb)

    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

  3. Abscond(verb)

    to hide; to conceal


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