CEFR Level B2 Vocabulary: ABANDON
WORD FAMILY: verb
MEANING: to withdraw support from, to stop trying to continue something.
EXAMPLE (verb): The fishermen had to abandon their ship and escape to safety because of the storm.
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Quick test. Is the use of abandon correct in these sentences?
1. There were difficulties in getting enough workers spare parts, so the project was abandoned.
2. They had to go even though he hadn’t finished, so he abandoned the last of his coffee.
3. They abandoned the baby outside the hospital.
4. He abandoned the baby at the child care centre until 4pm and went to work.