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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to desert)
a. abandonar
They were forced to abandon the ship when it ran aground.Se vieron obligados a abandonar el buque cuando encalló.
b. dejar
Esteban abandoned his family for a woman he met in another city.Esteban dejó a su familia por una mujer que conoció en otra ciudad.
2. (to surrender)
a. entregarse a
Arturo abandoned himself to gambling when he moved to Las Vegas.Arturo se entregó al juego cuando se mudó a Las Vegas.
b. abandonarse a
She closed her eyes and abandoned herself to his kisses.Cerró los ojos y se abandonó a sus besos.
3. (to give up)
a. renunciar a
The climbers have abandonded their attempt to reach the summit today.Los andinistas renunciaron al intento de llegar a la cima hoy.
b. abandonar
She abandoned hope for rescue, but still she felt compelled to survive.Abandonó la esperanza de que la rescataran, pero aún así se sentía compelida a sobrevivir.
c. perder
We never abandoned hope, and now a year later we received news that my sister is getting better.Nunca perdimos la esperanza, y ahora un año más tarde recibimos la noticia de que mi hermana se está mejorando.
d. suspender
After two weeks, they abandoned the search for the crew member who went overboard.Después de dos semanas, suspendieron la búsqueda del tripulante que cayó por la borda.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (lightheartedness)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm sure my upstairs neighbor hates us for singing with abandon between 2 and 8 am.Estoy seguro de que mi vecina de arriba nos odia por cantar como locos entre las 2 y las 8 am.
Lucrecia danced with abandon on her wedding night.Lucrecia bailó desenfrenadamente en la noche de su boda.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
with reckless abandoncomo loco(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (give up, leave)
a. abandonar
3. (match)
a. suspender
to abandon shipabandonar el barco
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abandon [əˈbændən]
transitive verb
1 (desert) [+car, family] abandonar; dejar
to abandon sb to his fate abandonar a algn a su suerte; abandon ship! ¡evacuar el barco!
2 (give up) [+plan, attempt] renunciar a
they've had to abandon their attempt to fly round the world in 80 days
[+game] anular
the attempt had to be abandoned
the game was abandoned after 20 minutes' play después de 20 minutos de juego se anuló el partido; abandon all hope ye who ... abandonad toda esperanza aquellos que ...; to abandon o.s. to sth entregarse or abandonarse a algo
to dance with wild abandon bailar desenfrenadamente
with abandon, in gay abandon to talk with gay abandon he was speeding down the motorway with gay abandon
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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you can abandon that place
puedes abandonar ese lugar
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