abandon (oneself) to

(redirected from abandon yourself to)

abandon (oneself) to

To allow oneself to enjoy something fully. On the chilly fall day, Maria abandoned herself to the comforts of hot tea and a warm blanket.
See also: abandon

abandon oneself to something

to yield to the comforts or delights of something. The children abandoned themselves to the delights of the warm summer day.
See also: abandon

abandon someone or something to someone or something

to leave a person, living creature, or thing to the care of someone or something; to give up someone or something to someone or something. (Usually with the thought that the abandoned person or thing will not receive the best of care.) They had to abandon the dogs to the storm.
See also: abandon

abandon to

v.
1. To desert someone or something in some situation: Because it was too dangerous for us to save our sinking boat, we had to abandon it to the storm's waves.
2. To allow someone to accept or enjoy something without resisting it. Used reflexively: At the amusement park I abandoned myself to the excitement of the roller coaster rides.
See also: abandon
References in periodicals archive ?
You are unable to see a way out and you abandon yourself to the deepest pessimistic perception of your situation, of reality.
Once more, you could admire the craft in their construction or simply abandon yourself to the rhythms.
Today you have a chance to abandon yourself to a new experience or set of experiences.
Just abandon yourself to the beautiful game and the beautiful men who play it Leading the homegrown field, of course, is our David.
We can only dream with envy about the kind of experience it was, in those times, in Spanish America, to read a novel: a sinful adventure on account of which, by dating to abandon yourself to an imaginary world, you had to be prepared to face prison and humiliation.
This is a great time to abandon yourself to fantasy.
There are few sights anywhere to rival a view of Snowdon, or hardly a stretch of coastline you can abandon yourself to more easily than Pembrokeshire.
Abandon yourself to fantasy in your private life but when working you need to keep your mind on your job.
Curb your imagination and wait until you are on your own before you abandon yourself to fantasy.
There is a lot of excitement in the air at the moment and you are ready to abandon yourself to pleasure.
Pretty soon, you'll forget how you look and abandon yourself to pleasure.
When the "love" word is on the back burner you can abandon yourself to the pleasure of sex.