Definitions for: Abscond


[v] run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along



Webster (1913) Definition: Ab*scond", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Absconded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Absconding.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs +
condere to lay up; con + d[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf.
Do.]
1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.

The marmot absconds all winter. --Ray.

2. To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's
self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid
a legal process; as, an absconding debtor.

That very homesickness which, in regular armies,
drives so many recruits to abscond. --Macaulay.


Ab*scond", v. t.
To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] --Bentley.

Synonyms: absquatulate, bolt, decamp, go off, run off

See Also: flee, fly, levant, take flight

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