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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abscond \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. [1913 Webster] The marmot absconds all winter. --Ray. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]




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