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Translation of abandonar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo


also: abandonarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (descuidarse) See examples: desde que tuvo hijos se ha abandonado
    since she had her children she's let herself go
    no te abandones y ve al médico
    don't neglect your health, go and see the doctor
  • 2 (entregarse) See examples:abandonarse a algo
    to abandon oneself to something
    se abandonó al ocio
    she gave herself up to o abandoned herself to a life of leisure
    se abandonó al sueño
    he gave in to o succumbed to sleep
    he let sleep overcome him
    he surrendered to sleep
Example sentences
  • La chica forcejeó con el delincuente quien a los pocos segundos abandonó la unidad.
  • Hace tres años Pedro Pablo abandonó las pandillas de Atucucho.
  • Antes de abandonar el lugar, removieron las demás cosas.

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