[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- v. / n.放弃; 放纵
- ［英］ v. / n.放弃 ( to give up completely;forsake) ; 放纵 (to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly).
- 分拆联想：a + band(乐队) +on ->一个乐队在演出 ->放纵
- 尤其要记住GRE中常考的"放纵"一义 ( abandoned behavior)
- ［同］ n. abandonment
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
I. transitive verb
- Etymology: Middle English abandounen, from Anglo-French abanduner, from (mettre) a bandun to hand over, put in someone's control
- Date: 14th century
- a. to give up to the control or influence of another persen or agent
- b. to give up with the intent of never again claiming a right or interest in <abandon property>
- 2. to withdraw from often in the face of danger or encroachment <abandon ship>
- 3. to withdraw protection, support, or help from <he abandoned his family>
- 4. to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly
- a. to cease from maintaining, practicing, or using <abandoned their native language>
- b. to cease intending or attempting to perform <abandoned the escape>
- • abandoner noun
- • abandonment noun
- abandon, desert, forsake mean to leave without intending to return. abandon suggests that the thing or person left may be helpless without protection <abandoned children>. desert implies that the object left may be weakened but not destroyed by one's absence <a deserted town>. forsake suggests an action more likely to bring impoverishment or bereavement to that which is forsaken than its exposure to physical dangers <a forsaken lover>.
- Synonym: see in addition relinquish.
- Date: 1822
- a thorough yielding to natural impulses; especially enthusiasm, exuberance <with reckless abandon>