Abscond (verb)

To depart secretly and hide oneself, typically to avoid capture or arrest.


Late 16th century: from latin abscondere, from ab- 'away from' + scondere 'hide'.


  1. The thief absconded with the money from the bank.
  2. The suspect absconded before the police arrived.
  3. Many fugitives abscond to foreign countries to avoid prosecution.
  4. The convicted criminal absconded from prison.
  5. She absconded from her responsibilities and left her family behind.
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