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abandon

[ə′ban·dən]
(engineering)
To stop drilling and remove the drill rig from the site of a borehole before the intended depth or target is reached.
(petroleum engineering)
To terminate oil and gas production from a well when it becomes unprofitable.

abandon

i. To bail out or eject out of an aircraft and let it crash. Used as a command, as in “abandon aircraft.”
ii. To walk away or leave an aircraft on the ground in an emergency as when it is on fire.
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34) Abandonment focuses on the intent of the abandoner, and insists on a manifestation of that intent.
An abandoner can have that intent even in situations in which abandonment will necessarily result in an identifiable individual acquiring the abandoned property.
a group', received a Gallo-Romance suffix -one(m), whence OF abandoner, the a-prefix reinforcing the meaning of the simplex bandoner.
Potter's position of abandoned and abandoner, as he makes no attempt to create a bond with his children.
Laios the homosexual rapist, the child molester, murderer, and abandoner of his son--in short, a monster of a figure
In Irene's writing it is not she who is left behind, but her mother: Irene gets to be the abandoner and not the abandoned; though the two continue to intermix, and it becomes less clear and less important who stays and who leaves.
In another case Basil seemingly accepted the abandoner back into the community after a long period of penance, without requiring the cessation of the second union and reconciliation with the original spouse.
In this spectacle of a monologue, the playwright asks the audience for a moment to identify with the shameful abandoner of one woman who strives to convince himself that he can win the love of another (and that his desire for her is appropriate; to believe this he must displace the blame for his failed venture).
Then I saw the knight, abandoner of women in cold castles.
Rolling around town in their parking carts all day, the parking officers see a lot but they've never caught a penny abandoner in the act.
Vilified all down the decades by those who, in their blithesome ignorance and for their own conceits, have cast him in an evil role, the guilty male destructor, abandoner of the striving poetess and mother - latter-day sainted feminist icon - Hughes has kept silent as the Heptonstall grave.
He is the seducer, the seduced, abandoner and abandoned, hero, heroine, victim, and villain all in one.