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abscond

Pronunciation: /æbˈskɑːnd; əbˈskɒnd/

Translation of abscond in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [formal] fugarse*, huir*
    Example sentences
    • The spokesman said: ‘Since his conviction for both offences he absconded from bail and his current whereabouts are sought by the police.’
    • Judge Simon Fawcus sentenced him to 18 years for one charge of conspiracy to rob and nine months, to run concurrently, for absconding from bail.
    • He was given two months' jail for the first breach of the ASBO, two months for the second breach, and two weeks for absconding from bail, all to run consecutively.

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