English - Vietnamese Dictionary
abandon /ə'bændən/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- bộm (nhiếp ảnh) (nhiếp ảnh) (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) từ bỏ; bỏ rơi, ruồng bỏ
- to abandon a hope: từ bỏ hy vọng
- to abandon one's wife and children: ruồng bỏ vợ con
- to abandon oneself to: đắm đuối, chìm đắm vào (nỗi thất vọng...)
- danh từ
- sự phóng túng, sự tự do, sự buông thả
+the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
+a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
+forsake, leave behind
+stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
+give up with the intent of never claiming again
+leave behind empty; move out of
+leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Advanced English Dictionary
1 give up or over, yield, surrender, leave, cede, let go, deliver (up), turn over, relinquish:
I can see no reason why we should abandon the house to thieves and vandals.
2 depart from, leave, desert, quit, go away from:
The order was given to abandon ship.
3 desert, forsake, jilt, walk out on:
He even abandoned his fiancée.
4 give up, renounce; discontinue, forgo, drop, desist, abstain from:
She abandoned cigarettes and whisky after the doctor's warning.
5 recklessness, intemperance, wantonness, lack of restraint, unrestraint:
He behaved with wild abandon after he received the inheritance.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb (to sth) to leave sb, especially sb you are responsible for, with no intention of returning: The baby had been abandoned by its mother. + People often simply abandon their pets when they go abroad. + The study showed a deep fear among the elderly of being abandoned to the care of strangers.
2 ~ sth (to sb/sth) to leave a thing or place, especially because it is impossible or dangerous to stay: Snow forced many drivers to abandon their vehicles. + They had to abandon their lands and property to the invading forces. + He gave the order to abandon ship (= to leave the ship because it was sinking).
3 to stop supporting or helping sb; to stop believing in sth: The country abandoned its political leaders after the war. + By 1930 he had abandoned his Marxist principles.
4 to stop doing sth, especially before it is finished; to stop having sth: They had to abandon the match because of rain. + I have abandoned hope of any reconciliation. + We had to abandon any further attempt at negotiation.
5 ~ yourself to sth (literary) to feel an emotion so strongly that you can feel nothing else: He abandoned himself to despair.
+ noun [U] (written) an uncontrolled way of behaving that shows that sb does not care what other people think: He signed cheques with careless abandon.
Idioms see GAY adj.
1 leave sb/sth
The village had been hastily abandoned.
be found/left abandoned
The car was found abandoned in a nearby town.
2 stop doing/supporting sth
altogether, completely, entirely, totally
The government does not propose to abandon the project altogether.
| effectively, largely, virtually
This principle has now been effectively abandoned.
Traditional policies were simply abandoned.
| formally | quickly | quietly
The plans for reform were quietly abandoned.
| temporarily | voluntarily
VERB + ABANDON
be forced to | decide to
He abandoned the army for politics.
| in favour of
She abandoned teaching career in favour of sport.
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