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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make offverb

    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. abscondverb

    To flee; to withdraw from.

  2. abscondverb

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

  3. abscondverb

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

  4. Etymology: * First attested in 1565.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ABSCONDverb

    To hide one’s self; to retire from the public view: generally used of persons in debt, or criminals eluding the law.

    Etymology: abscondo, Lat.


  1. abscond

    Abscond refers to the act of leaving hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest, or to avoid being caught or detected in an unauthorized activity. It involves hiding oneself, often taking something along or owing money.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abscondverb

    to hide, withdraw, or be concealed

  2. Abscondverb

    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. Abscondverb

    to hide; to conceal

  4. Etymology: [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + dre (only in comp.) to put. Cf. Do.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abscond

    abs-kond′, v.i. to hide, or quit the country, in order to escape a legal process. [L. abscondĕre, abs, from or away, condĕre, to hide.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abscond in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abscond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of abscond in a Sentence

  1. Cheng Lai-ki:

    Hong Kong police want to reiterate the seriousness of absconding; society will not tolerate criminals who are waiting for court hearing but choose to abscond.

  2. Andy Burnham:

    The system has failed because it allowed him to abscond to Syria, even if the correct procedures were followed, I have evidence that they were far too weak.

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  • измъквам се, заминавам тайно, избягвам, отдръпвам се от, укривам сеBulgarian
  • zurückziehen, verstecken, davonmachenGerman
  • fugarse, evadir, fugar, huirSpanish
  • پنهان شدن, گريختنPersian
  • karataFinnish
  • lateo, latitoLatin
  • wegrennen, vertrekkenDutch
  • rømme, stikke avNorwegian
  • uciec, zbiec, ukryć się przed, uciec od, uniknąćPolish
  • fugir, evadir, ocultar, se, esconderPortuguese
  • уклоняться, скрыва́ть, избегатьRussian
  • avvika, lämna, gömma sig, rymmaSwedish
  • தலைமறைவாகTamil
  • çekilmek, saklanmak, kaçmak, tüymek, sıvışmakTurkish
  • 潜逃Chinese

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