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abandon

abandon vt 1
:to give up with the intent of never again asserting or claiming an interest in (a right or property)
2
:to disassociate oneself from or forsake in spite of a duty or responsibility to ⁓ one's child
3
:to renounce one's obligations and rights under ⁓ a contract
4
:to fail purposely to bring to completion or fruition ⁓ a crime ⁓ a lawsuit