abandon hope


abandon hope
abandon hope (give up, give in, despair, loose hope, surrender) lose hope, give up

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • abandon — 1 verb (T) 1 to leave someone, especially someone you are responsible for: children abandoned by their parents 2 to go away from a place, vehicle etc, permanently, especially because the situation makes it impossible for you to stay: We had to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope — hope1 W1S1 [həup US houp] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: hopian] 1.) to want something to happen or be true and to believe that it is possible or likely hope (that) ▪ We hope that more women will decide to join the course. ▪ I do hope… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abandon — I a•ban•don [[t]əˈbæn dən[/t]] v. t. 1) to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship[/ex] 2) to give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon a project; to abandon hope[/ex] 3) to give… …   From formal English to slang

  • abandon (all) hope — phrase to stop believing or hoping that something will happen The family had abandoned all hope of finding him alive. Thesaurus: to lose hope, or to give up hopesynonym Main entry: abandon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abandon — A*ban don ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abandoned} ( d[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abandoning}.] [OF. abandoner, F. abandonner; a (L. ad) + bandon permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction, bannire to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abandon — [ə ban′dən] vt. [ME abandonen < OFr abandoner < mettre a bandon, to put under (someone else s) ban, relinquish: see BAN1] 1. to give up (something) completely or forever [to abandon all hope] 2. to leave, as in danger or out of necessity;… …   English World dictionary

  • hope — I n. 1) to arouse, inspire, stir up hope 2) to raise smb. s hopes 3) to express, voice a hope 4) to cherish, entertain, nurse a hope 5) to pin, place, put one s hopes on 6) to dash, deflate, dispel; thwart smb. s hopes 7) to abandon, give up hope …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abandon — a|ban|don1 [ ə bændən ] verb transitive ** ▸ 1 leave someone ▸ 2 leave a place ▸ 3 leave something somewhere ▸ 4 stop doing/planning something ▸ 5 stop supporting an idea ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) to leave someone when you should stay with them and take… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abandon — I UK [əˈbændən] / US verb [transitive] Word forms abandon : present tense I/you/we/they abandon he/she/it abandons present participle abandoning past tense abandoned past participle abandoned ** 1) a) to leave someone when you should stay with… …   English dictionary

  • abandon all hope ye who enter here — Meaning Origin The supposed inscription at the entrance to Hell. From Dante s Divine Comedy. The translation into English by H.F.Cary is the origin for this English phrase, although he gave it as the less commonly used All hope abandon ye who… …   Meaning and origin of phrases


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