abandon ship

abandon ship
leave a ship because it is sinking.

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  • abandon ship — The order to take to the lifeboats when a ship is in danger • • • Main Entry: ↑abandon * * * leave a ship because it is sinking * * * abandon ship see ↑abandon, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abandon Ship — Infobox single | Name = Abandon Ship Type = Single Artist = Gallows Released = 4th June 2007 Recorded = 2006 Genre = Hardcore punk Melodic hardcore Label = Black Envelope Records Producer = Gallows Last single = Gallows/November Coming Fire Split …   Wikipedia

  • abandon ship — Ⅰ. abandon/jump ship ► to leave an organization very suddenly, especially when you think it is going to fail: »The CEO abandoned ship just before the auditors were called in. Main Entry: ↑ship Ⅱ. jump ship INFORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • abandon ship — evacuate a ship; leave a group or company because it is headed for failure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abandon ship — 1) to leave a ship or boat because it is dangerous to stay 2) to leave an organization because you think it will fail …   English dictionary

  • abandon — To elect not to exercise an option contract. The holder of a long option position has the right to exercise or abandon an option contract. Same as expire . Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary The choice made by the holder of an option to allow… …   Financial and business terms

  • abandon — [[t]əbæ̱ndən[/t]] ♦♦♦ abandons, abandoning, abandoned 1) VERB If you abandon a place, thing, or person, you leave the place, thing, or person permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so. [V n] He claimed that his parents… …   English dictionary

  • ship — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cruise, sailing ▪ cargo, container, factory, hospital, supply, transport, whaling …   Collocations dictionary

  • ship — I n. 1) to build; refit a ship 2) to christen; launch a ship 3) to navigate; sail a ship 4) to scuttle; sink; torpedo a ship 5) to abandon ship (when it is sinking) 6) to jump ship ( to desert from a ship s crew ) 7) to raise a sunken ship 8) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abandon — a|ban|don1 [ ə bændən ] verb transitive ** ▸ 1 leave someone ▸ 2 leave a place ▸ 3 leave something somewhere ▸ 4 stop doing/planning something ▸ 5 stop supporting an idea ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) to leave someone when you should stay with them and take… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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