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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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Al Maashari noted that the fine for abandoning a vehicle is OMR50 for the first two offences, and can reach OMR500 for repeat offenders,and even as high as OMR1,000.
ON the theme of women abandoning their kids, I will be abandoning mine today as I head for the Women of Influence lunch in Glasgow.
Abandonment of related property: Land preparation costs may derive their useful life from a closely related depreciable asset if abandoning the asset will result in abandoning the land preparations.
The lesson from Chronicles can prepare the way for Christians to read into this passage the subtle warning about abandoning the member of another house, bet lehem (Bethlehem).
Now he proposes himself a realist and moderate seeking "compromise" by abandoning untenable colonial settlements in Gaza for a larger land grab behind the West Bank's great wall of denial.
Louise and Remy have long since split up--we learn that their marriage ended soon after his philandering was exposed at the end of Decline--and Sebastien resents his father for abandoning the family.
After the Environment Ministry's survey was revealed, town, city and village authorities in Okinawa began adopting ordinances banning abandoning disused vehicles, and with a state subsidy, they have removed a total of around 17,000 such vehicles.