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Pronunciation: / abbandoˈnare /

Translation of abbandonare in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 4 (lasciare senza protezione o aiuto) See examples:abbandonare qualcuno alla sua sorte
    to leave somebody to one's fate
    abbandonare qualcuno a se stesso
    to leave somebody to one's own resources o devices
    abbandonare qualcuno su un'isola
    to maroon somebody on an island
    abbandonare qualcuno in difficoltà
    to leave somebody in trouble
    non abbandonarmi! la macchina ci ha abbandonati [scherzoso]
  • 6 (reclinare) See examples:abbandonare il capo sul cuscino
    to let one's head drop on the pillow o to recline one's head on the pillow

also: abbandonarsi verbo pronominale

  • 1 (rilassarsi, distendersi)
    to abandon oneself
  • 2 (lasciarsi andare) See examples:-rsi su una poltrona
    to drop o sink into an armchair
    -rsi fra le braccia di qualcuno
    to melt into somebody's arms
  • 3 (cedere) See examples:-rsi a
    to surrender o to give way to
    to surrender to
    -rsi al sonno
    to drift off to sleep
    -rsi all'onda dei ricordi
    to take a trip down memory lane

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