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 for Absconding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abscond \Ab*scond"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Absconded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Absconding.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs +
     condere to lay up; con + d[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf.
     Do.]
     1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.
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              The marmot absconds all winter.       --Ray.
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     2. To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's
        self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid
        a legal process; as, an absconding debtor.
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              That very homesickness which, in regular armies,
              drives so many recruits to abscond.   --Macaulay.
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