Learning English

Word: Abscond

Abscond (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

Police have warned the public not to approach a convicted violent criminal who absconded from an open prison in Buckinghamshire.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest

Synonyms

Escape, Bolt, Flee, Run Away, Skedaddle, Make Off, Take Off, Take Flight

Antonyms

Remain, Stay, Face, Arrive, Appear

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Abscond” rhymes with “Bond“. Yes, James Bond! Imagine James Bond leaving hurriedly and secretly after planting a bomb in his archenemy’s layout in order to save the world. Exciting absconding!

Credits: giphy.com
[Homer, this is not absconding. You forgot the “secretly” part!]

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