abscond with

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abscond with

To leave with someone or something that one is not authorized to take. The crook absconded with the coffee shop's tip jar when the cashier wasn't looking. Don't leave your child unattended—someone could abscond with him!

abscond with someone or something

to steal or run away with someone or something; to make off with someone or something in secret. The boys absconded with all the dessert.
References in classic literature ?
Besides, he had absconded with his mother's guineas: who knew what else he had done, in Jamaica or elsewhere, before he came to Grimworth, worming himself into families under false pretences?
In the same period for 2009, 265 absconded with 94 subsequently detained, 43 removed or embarked, and 66 new applications lodged -leaving at least 62 unaccounted for.
Summary: <p>A Lebanese man living in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan absconded with $15 million given to him by Lebanese expatriates to return to their families in Lebanon, said a report in daily An-Nahar.
BEIRUT: A Lebanese man living in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan absconded with $15 million given to him by Lebanese expatriates to return to their families in Lebanon, said a report in daily An-Nahar.
Police have warned the public not to approach the two men who absconded with a third man - a convicted robber - from Leyhill Prison, near Thornbury, south Gloucestershire.
Absconding with the president's image for fun and profit might seem a great joke to play on a president who absconded with a national treasure, the White House and the Lincoln Bedroom, for fun and partisan profit.