To depart secretly and hide oneself, typically to avoid capture or arrest.
Late 16th century: from latin abscondere, from ab- 'away from' + scondere 'hide'.
- The thief absconded with the money from the bank.
- The suspect absconded before the police arrived.
- Many fugitives abscond to foreign countries to avoid prosecution.
- The convicted criminal absconded from prison.
- She absconded from her responsibilities and left her family behind.