abandon (oneself) to

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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 oneself to something

to yield to the comforts or delights of something. The children abandoned themselves to the delights of the warm summer day.
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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.
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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.
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So she made up her mind to abandon herself to the no-doubt carnivalesque atmosphere and take one last journey, come what may.
In "Europa," a nude women with no lower arms seems to abandon herself to pleasure on the back of an enormous bison.
She's encouraged by her father, Thomas (Nick Dunning), to abandon herself to the king; Thomas has ambitions of his own, namely to oust the corrupt but powerful Cardinal Wolsey (Sam Neill) from Henry's court.
And this time, without fear or hesitation, she would confront the blinding nakedness of the heavens, and abandon herself to the rhythm of time and respiration.