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Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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abscond

(verb) To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.

Synonyms: go off, run off, decamp, bolt

Usage: Just as the case was about to go to trial, the lawyer panicked and absconded with his client's money.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021 1:41:17 AM

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abscond (v.)
"depart suddenly and secretly," especially to escape debt or the law, 1560s, from French abscondre "to hide" and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from assimilated form of ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from assimilated form of com- "together" (see com-) + -dere "put" (from PIE root *dhe- "to put, place"). Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021 1:42:46 AM

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Abscond is to escape, often taking something along. As a kid, you may have absconded from your lemonade stand — with the coffee can of cash in hand, and your bewildered sister still filling cups for your customers.

Mehrdad77
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Abscond is generally used to describe someone running from law or capture, and the word abscond has been in use since the early sixteenth century — running away and hiding being nothing new. Dogs who get off the leash and dart into the woods are not necessarily absconding; they are simply making a break for it. On the other hand, the Ponzi schemer who went to live in the South of France with his client's money? He absconded.

Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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Nelson Cerqueira
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In simple words: steal
Adyl Mouhei
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"When I served in the Army, along the Iron Curtain we had a word for a person who absconds with information and provides it to another nation: traitor. We also had a name for a person who chooses to reveal secrets he had personally promised to protect: common criminal."

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