abscond
[ ab-skond ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
from Latin abscondere ‘hide’, from ab- ‘away, from’ + condere ‘stow’
Synonyms
  • bolt
  • break
  • escape
  • disappear
  • flee
  • leave
  • vanish
Antonyms
  • appear
  • arrive
  • come
  • continue
  • remain
  • stay
Definition
to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution
Example
The thief absconded with the woman's purse.
Usage Over Time

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