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Principal Translations
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (algo o alguien: dejar solo)  (child, baby)abandon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (duties: informal)give up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  neglect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Su madre lo abandonó al nacer y los criaron las monjas.
 Their mother abandoned them at birth and they were raised by nuns.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (un lugar: irse)  (place)leave vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (literary)abandon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El forastero abandonó la ciudad.
 The stranger left the city.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). deportes (competición: no terminar)  (competition)pull out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  withdraw from viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
   (chess)concede defeat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  resign viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El boxeador abandonó la competición por falta de fuerzas.
 They had to pull out of the tournament because of injuries.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (estudios: no seguir)  (school)quit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  give up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Abandonó los estudios a los catorce años.
 He quit school at the age of fourteen.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (dejarse dominar por una emoción)give in to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  surrender to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Bastó un beso de María para que Juan se abandonara a la pasión.
 One kiss from Mary was enough for Juan to give in to his passion.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (dejarse dominar por un vicio)  (choose)turn to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
   (not resist)give in to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Javier se abandonó a la bebida cuando se quedó sin trabajo.
 Javier turned to drink when he lost his job.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (persona: descuidarse)let yourself go v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: sobre todo su aseo personal o su físico
 Mi hermano misógino asegura que las mujeres se abandonan después de casarse.
 My misogynistic brother is sure that women just let themselves go after they get married.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (darse por vencido)give up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  surrender vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  lose heart v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Por duros que sean los tiempos, no se abandonen y sigan luchando por sus ideales.
 Though times may be tough, don't give up and keep fighting for your ideals.
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Compound Forms:
abandonar a alguien a su suerte vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dejar a alguien)desert vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
Note: normalmente en situaciones pésimas y con pocos recursos para sobrevivir
 El pirata abandonó a los pescadores a su suerte en la isla desierta.
 The pirate deserted the fishermen on an island.
abandonar a su suerte leave to its fate
abandonar una idea vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (renunciar)abandon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  give up on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
Note: Always followed by "the idea of" + gerund.
 He abandonado la idea de ser ingeniero algún día.
 I've abandoned the idea of becoming an engineer someday.
antes de abandonar el hotel before leaving the hotel, before check-out
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