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abandonar in English:

1. abandon abandon

Abandon ship!
There are days where I feel like my brain wants to abandon me.
negotiations were abandoned and fighting intensified
I was drinking with total abandon and blacked out. I have no idea what I was doing.
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
Now that pessimism prevails, the executive will abandon the project.
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it.
While welcoming the firming up of the present government policy to abandon the proposal of the reform bill to the Diet, at the same time some are worried that Prime Minister Koizumi won't clearly state the bill's withdrawal.
to leave someone when you should stay with them and look after them His mother abandoned him when he was five days old.
With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
The Battersea Dogs' Home looks after pets which have been abandoned.
They have to abandon their homeland in order to survive. I trust that at this time we cannot and must not abandon this aspiration.
He abandoned his wife and children. / She abandoned the bad habit of smoking. / I don't understand people who abandon animals./ She abandoned dancing when she became a mother
We were sinking fast, and the captain gave the order to abandon ship. If disturbed, the bird may abandon the nest, leaving the chicks to die.
Shortly after coming back to France, he decided to abandon his career as an economist in order to dedicate himself to his true passion: writing, in Spain.

English word "abandonar"(abandon) occurs in sets:

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2. to leave to leave

Because of the war they had to leave the country.
During the night hours we cannot entertain our guests and they have to leave the camping-ground.
to leave the workplace
I decided to leave.

English word "abandonar"(to leave) occurs in sets:

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3. forsake

Mark did not forsake his friend even in the worst moments.
I won't forsake you.
I can't forsake a friend in trouble.
He decided to forsake politics for journalism.
forsake= to leave someone, or to stop helping or looking after them, when they still need you Forsaken by her friends, she sank deeper into depression.
He had made it clear to his wife that he would never forsake her.
He would never forsake his home.
I won't forsake my conservative principles.
Maria, how could you forsake your own family?
... the right decision to forsake all of this to...
Don't forsake me!
We made a bargain that we wouldn't forsake each other.
He who seeketh horse or wife without flaws, may forsake his work and bear in mind that bed and stable forever empty he will keep.
He who seeks a flawless horse or flawless wife, may rest assured that even if his work he did forsake, nor bed nor stable would he ever fill.

English word "abandonar"(forsake) occurs in sets:

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4. to quit

Is it possible to quit smoking?
Is it possible to quit smoking? / 2. She quit her job because she didn't like her manager.

English word "abandonar"(to quit) occurs in sets:

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5. drop out

Sue decided to drop out of school.
He is a school drop out.
to drop out of school
The group gets smaller as members move away or drop out.
She broke her arm so she had to drop out of the competition. / I got a job so I will drop out of college.
to drop out of politics/the tournament
Jack is just another drop out.
school drop out
I got a job so I will drop out of college

English word "abandonar"(drop out) occurs in sets:

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