from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.
- intransitive v. To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process.
- transitive v. To hide; to conceal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To retire from public view, or from the place in which one resides or is ordinarily to be found; depart in a sudden and secret manner; take one's self off; decamp; especially, to go out of the way in order to avoid a legal process.
- To hide, withdraw, or lie concealed: as, “the marmot absconds in winter,” Ray, Works of Creation.
- Synonyms Escape, retreat, flee, run away, make off.
- To conceal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
After some more lingering chatting, a few more chance encounters, and at least one, "Here, hold this sign that says 'Hi Shann' and let me get a picture, please?" we were prepared to abscond from the premises.
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has echoed Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's agent Arnold Oosterveer, who insists his client will not abscond from the Italian club amid reports Liverpool are working on a loan deal for him.
Is more likely to "abscond" - the entire colony leaves the hive and relocates - in response to repeated intrusions by the beekeeper.
Officially, immigration detention is not supposed to be used as punishment; the immigration agency can only detain immigrants in order to more easily deport them, so that they don't "abscond" and evade removal.
Some are not being well-managed as there is massive speculation and price manipulation, while some have their shareholders directly taking part in transactions, which has led to the embezzlement of clients' funds and prompted some managers to abscond, the statement said, without naming specific companies or individuals.
Paul Michael Barrett Austin may seem quiet, but he's been secretly cooking the books in order to abscond with a large amount drawn from the regional office's bank account.
You know the food is really good when a bunch of foodies are devising clever ways to abscond with a whoopie pie after an epic 20-dish meal.
Satisfied, the cop went off to collect, leaving Thurston and his wife to abscond.
Some theorize they were moved for safekeeping, though 19th-century guidebooks suggest vandals attempted to abscond with the precious metal fragments only to succumb to the volcanic ash and lava.
"I have no intention to abscond," Mr. Jethmalani said on why Ms. Kanimozhi shouldn't be arrested.