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Definition of abscond verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//æb‑//
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abscond
    he / she / it absconds
    past simple absconded
    -ing form absconding
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  1. 1abscond (from something) to escape from a place that you are not allowed to leave without permission She absconded from every foster home they placed her in.
  2. 2abscond (with something) to leave secretly and take with you something, especially money, that does not belong to you He absconded with the company funds.
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