Ab·scond v. i. [imp. & p. p. Absconded; p. pr. & vb. n. Absconding.]
1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.
The marmot absconds all winter. --Ray.
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.
That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond. --Macaulay.