英 [əˈbændən] 美 [əˈbændən]
及物动词 放弃，抛弃; 离弃，丢弃; 使屈从; 停止进行，终止
名词 放任，放纵; 完全屈从于压制
1. They abandon themselves to drinking.
2. He abandoned his wife and child.
3. She abandoned herself to despair.
4. He finally abandoned his reformist ideas.
1. They shouted in gay abandon.
1. Ahmadinejad said in a speech that Iran would never abandon what he once again called its purely peaceful nuclear program.
2. But that does not mean we can afford to ignore or abandon the export market as a key driver of economic growth.
3. Every year we see youths abandon their ideals and choose popular majors only to get a good job.
4. Canon announced the closure of its three Chinese factories temporarily on Sept 17 but added it had no plans to abandon the China market.
5. According to the Law of the Protection of Juveniles in China, parents who abandon or harm a child will be deprived the right of custody.
6. The crux of the issue is that Americans must abandon their childish ideas of how a society works.
7. The people here simply do not discard wrapping paper, bags or cigarette butts with the gay abandon seen elsewhere.
If you abandon a place, thing, or person, you leave the place, thing, or person permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.
e.g. He claimed that his parents had abandoned him...
e.g. The road is strewn with abandoned vehicles.
If you abandon an activity or piece of work, you stop doing it before it is finished.
e.g. The authorities have abandoned any attempt to distribute food...
e.g. The scheme's investors, fearful of bankruptcy, decided to abandon the project.
If you abandon an idea or way of thinking, you stop having that idea or thinking in that way.
e.g. Logic had prevailed and he had abandoned the idea.
If you abandon yourself to an emotion, you think about it a lot and feel it strongly, especially when other people might think you are wrong to do so.
e.g. We are scared to abandon ourselves to our feelings in case we seem weak or out of control.
If you say that someone does something with abandon, you mean that they behave in a wild, uncontrolled way and do not think or care about how they should behave.
e.g. He has spent money with gay abandon...
e.g. Their permissiveness toward their children reflects the wild abandon of their own lives.