What does abscond mean?
The definition of abscond
Ab*scond”, v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Absconded; p. pr. & vb. n.Absconding.]
Etym: [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + dare (only in comp.) to put. Cf. Do.]

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.

Ab*scond”, v. t.
To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] Bentley.