abandon to

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abandon + to

Verb[edit]

abandon to (third-person singular simple present abandons to, present participle abandoning to, simple past and past participle abandoned to)

  1. (literary, transitive) To feel an emotion so strongly that you do not think about anything else. To have an feeling so strongly that you let it control you completely:
    She did her face and abandoned herself to grief.
    She abandoned herself to despair.
    You abandoned yourself to your unluckiness.