aband

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of abandon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

aband (third-person singular simple present abands, present participle abanding, simple past and past participle abanded) (obsolete)

  1. (transitive) To desist in practicing, using, or doing; to renounce. [attested only in the late 16th century][1]
  2. (transitive) To desert; to forsake. [attested only in the late 16th century][1]
    • Spenser:
      And Vortiger enforced the kingdom to aband.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2