abscond \ab-SKOND\, intransitive verb:
- To depart secretly; to steal away and hide oneself -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid arrest or prosecution.
Abscond comes from Latin abscondere, "to conceal," from ab-, abs-, "away" + condere, "to put, to place."
- Making a left turn just as the light turns green, pulling out before the oncoming traffic. Most people in Pittsburgh allow andencourage this behavior.
"That jagoff wouldn't give me the Pittsburgh left!"
"You should honk"
- William Burroughs 1914
- Charlotte Rampling 1946
- Barbara Hershey 1948
- Christopher Guest 1948
- Nigel Olsson (Elton John) 1949