×

abandon ship meaning

  "abandon ship" in a sentence
  • The order to take to the lifeboats when a ship is in danger

  • [American slang]
    1. Lit. to leave a sinking ship.
      The captain ordered the crew and passengers to abandon ship.
    2. Fig. to leave a failing enterprise.
      A lot of the younger people are abandoning ship because they can get jobs elsewhere easily.

Examples

    More:   Next
  1. the order to abandon ship was given and hundreds of people plunged into the icy water.
  2. captain : we don't have other choices . abandon ship
  3. neither is ? failure, ? ? a for effort, ? ? abandon ship ? --
  4. neither is failure, a for effort, abandon ship-
  5. the captain issued the order to abandon ship

Related Words

  1. abamurus meaning
  2. aband meaning
  3. abandon meaning
  4. abandon hope, all ye who enter here. meaning
  5. abandon oneself to sth meaning
  6. abandon so or sth to so or sth meaning
  7. abandon to meaning
  8. abandoned meaning
  9. abandoned adolescent meaning
  10. abandoned adolescents meaning
PC Version