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abscond 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/abˈskänd/,
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absconded, past participle; absconds, 3rd person singular present; absconded, past tense; absconding, present participle;
  1. Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft
    • - she absconded with the remaining thousand dollars
  2. (of someone on bail) Fail to surrender oneself for custody at the appointed time

  3. (of a person kept in detention or under supervision) Escape
    • - 176 detainees absconded
  4. (of a colony of honeybees, esp. Africanized ones) Entirely abandon a hive or nest


  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
  2. To hide; to withdraw; to be concealed :; To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :; To withdraw from, to leave from; to hide from :; (obsolete) To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] :
  3. (absconding) An instance in which someone absconds
  4. (Absconded) The offender ceased all required contact with the Division of Parole and is being sought.
  5. (Absconding) Abandonment of the hive by the whole population of adult honey bees; not a reproductive swarm.  Overheating, lack of food, and frequent disturbances can cause absconding.
  6. (absconding) departure from the hive by the entire colony.
  7. To hide from the jurisdiction of a court in order to avoid capture and legal prosecution.
  8. The action of bees leave the hive suddenly with few or no remainders. This should not be confused with swarming; it is often due to problems such as poor ventilation, high temperatures, mite problems, pests or other intolerable problems.
  9. When the entire colony of bees abandons the hive because of pests, disease or other adverse conditions.
  10. The act of a colony of bees that leave the hive in entirety due to undesirable causes such as heat, pest infestation or other reasons.
  11. To take away, run away, steal away.
  12. (v) - to depart secretly
  13. v. 1) traditionally to leave a jurisdiction (where the court, a process server or law enforcement can find one) to avoid being served with legal papers or being arrested. 2) a surprise leaving with funds or goods that have been stolen, as in "he absconded with the loot.