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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.
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abandon ship

1. Literally, to escape from a sinking ship. We had to abandon ship after the collision with the rocks tore a hole in the hull.
2. By extension, to leave a failing organization or bad situation. Amid rumors that the company was filing for bankruptcy, the employees started to abandon ship.
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abandon ship

1. Lit. to leave a sinking ship. The captain ordered the crew and passengers to abandon ship.
2. . Fig. to leave a failing enterprise. A lot of the younger people are abandoning ship because they can get jobs elsewhere easily.
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Even the Times of Oman (TOO) found many cars abandoned in private residential car parks, some of which had been parked over more than one designated parking space at different times and others had no number plates.
Speed Over Security After purchase uncertainty (45% respondent attribution), issues with speed (36%) and ease of navigation (31%) are top reasons cited by those who have abandoned a mobile transaction.
SECONDS Premier Division; Harborne (5pts) v Attock (5pts) abandoned, Himley (5pts) v Brockhampton (5pts) abandoned, Old Hill (5pts) v Leamington Spa (5pts) abandoned, Shrewsbury (5pts) v Moseley (5pts) abandoned, Walmley (5pts) v Barnt Green (5pts) abandoned, Wolverhampton (5pts) v Dorridge (5pts), abandoned.
Gulberg Town checked 11 abandoned and 50 under construction buildings.
He said 44 abandoned buildings were renovated and reused by their owners.
A study prepared in 2011 for the Ground Water Protection Council based in Oklahoma cited 30 episodes from 1993 to 2008 of orphaned wells or abandoned drilling sites' polluting groundwater in Texas.
The program marked its 10th anniversary April 7, and while the problem of abandoned vehicles has not been eradicated, city officials say they have come close.
Similarly, a call about an abandoned bike and a bag in GK Mblock market also created panic.
There have been complaints from residents in a few areas about abandoned buildings being a nuisance as these were being used illegally.
Division B1: Clara Vale 101-9 (I Ghazi 48no, B Clouston 4-18, C Jowsey 3-8) v Corbridge - abandoned.
THE number of animals abandoned by their owners in Merseyside rose by 10% in 2007, according to the RSPCA.
The RSPCA rescued over 33,000 animals last year, of which 2009 were abandoned by their owners, up from 1,824 the previous year.
A CAMPAIGN to rid the streets of abandoned vehicles has been hailed as a success.
Billingham Synthonia II v Sedgefield II, Bishop Auckland II v Redcar II, Blackhall II v Thornaby II, Saltburn II v Darlington RA II, Great Ayton II v Preston, Marske II v Hartlepool II, Marton II v Richmondshire II, Stokesley II v Northallerton II, Wolviston II v Yarm II - All matches abandoned, 6 points each.
Nearly three years after promising to crack down on the clutter of abandoned shopping carts, City Councilman Tony Cardenas launched a pilot project Monday to have city workers clear them from the streets of Van Nuys.