- 1 abscond (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.
- 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.
NAmE//əbˈskɑnd//, NAmE//æb‑//[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abscond
he / she / it absconds
past simple absconded
-ing form absconding