Definition of abscond:
make off, take it on the lam, dispel, decamp, drive away, steal off, vamoose, xerox, escape, absquatulate, make a getaway, drive off, cut and run, run away, take flight, fire, give someone the slip, chase away, break out, break camp, photocopy, run out, lam, free, escape, turn back, bolt, go off, run off, discharge, beetle off, fly, elope, skip, drive out, bolt out, slip away, go over, flee, get away, gobble, waste, implode, come off.
The very severe punishments to which slaves are subjected, for trifling offences, or none at all, their continued liability to all kinds of ill usage, without a chance of redress, and the agonizing feelings they endure at being separated from the dearest connections, drive many of them to desperation, and they abscond.- "Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America", Moses Grandy.
Well, she fancies- women are so clever, you know, at putting themselves inside people's motives- she fancies that he was tempted; that he did actually take the money; and that he has been concealing himself these three months in some wild part of the country- struggling possibly with his conscience all the time, and daring neither to abscond with his booty, nor to come back and restore it.- "A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest", Amelia B. Edwards.
- "The Eye of Osiris", R. Austin Freeman.