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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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Please tell Madame Olenska that we shall all feel lost when she abandons our street.
A remnant of fraternal pity, which never abandons the heart of a drinker, prompted Phoebus to roll Jehan with his foot upon one of those pillows of the poor, which Providence keeps in readiness at the corner of all the street posts of Paris, and which the rich blight with the name of "a rubbish- heap.
As soon as he had finished, like a man who has just escaped an imminent danger, and whose strength abandons him as soon as the danger is past, he sank down, completely overcome, on a couch.
Who turns his back upon the fallen and disfigured of his kind; abandons them as vile; and does not trace and track with pitying eyes the unfenced precipice by which they fell from good--grasping in their fall some tufts and shreds of that lost soil, and clinging to them still when bruised and dying in the gulf below; does wrong to Heaven and man, to time and to eternity.
Before he abandons us on the moor, the man (at my suggestion) takes our " bearings," as correctly as he can by the help of my pocket-compass.
It may always be asked whether a writer of Romance makes his world seem convincingly real as we read or whether he frankly abandons all plausibility.
One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded vessels.
The lover has no talent, no skill, which passes for quite nothing with his enamoured maiden, however little she may possess of related faculty; and the heart which abandons itself to the Supreme Mind finds itself related to all its works, and will travel a royal road to particular knowledges and powers.
Two streams of people filled the sidewalks--the home-hurrying, and that restless contingent that abandons home for the specious welcome of the thousand-candle-power
Bob Glamour blows his nose, and Jonathan of the no surname is moved to do likewise, but lacking a pocket handkerchief abandons that outlet for his emotion.
Erskine was on the other side; and he then supported it by saying, that though the gentleman had originally harpooned the lady, and had once had her fast, and only by reason of the great stress of her plunging viciousness, had as last abandoned her; yet abandon her he did, so that she became a loose-fish; and therefore when a subsequent gentleman re-harpooned her, the lady then became that subsequent gentleman's property, along with whatever harpoon might have been found sticking in her.