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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: abscondere, from abs- 'away' + condere 'to hide'

abscond

verb
     
ab‧scond [intransitive] formal
1 to escape from a place where you are being kept
abscond from
The boy absconded from a children's home.
2 to secretly leave somewhere, taking with you something that does not belong to you
abscond with
He has to convince a judge that he wasn't going to abscond with the money.

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