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.
To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] Bentley.