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División en sílabas: de·sert
Pronunciación: /dəˈzərt
 
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verbo

[with object]
1Abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous: he deserted his wife and daughter and went back to England
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Was such a party bound to desert its essential core of supporters, they working class, in its attempt to secure the votes and support of others?
  • But now is not the time to desert the Labour Party, now is the time to reclaim it.
  • In Germany, opinion polls have indicated that traditional voters are profoundly disillusioned with the Party and are deserting it in droves.
Sinónimos
throw over, jilt, break up with;
leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, leave behind, strand
literary forsake
renounce, repudiate, relinquish, wash one's hands of, abandon, turn one's back on, betray, disavow
formal abjure
literary forsake
abandoned, thrown over, jilted, cast aside;
neglected, stranded, marooned, forlorn, bereft
informal dumped, ditched, dropped
literary forsaken
1.1(Of a number of people) leave (a place), causing it to appear empty: good weather came after the summer hordes had deserted the beaches
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Naturally, they must drive along a virtually deserted country road.
  • We get long, panoramic shots of night-time Paris - rooftops, deserted streets, empty bars and restaurants.
  • His door flung open to find an empty couch and deserted living room.
Sinónimos
empty, uninhabited, unoccupied, unpeopled, abandoned, evacuated, vacant;
untenanted, tenantless, neglected;
desolate, lonely, godforsaken
1.2(Of a quality or ability) fail (someone), especially at a crucial moment when most needed: her luck deserted her
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • That these qualities could desert him so spectacularly at the club's training ground in the face of one legitimate question is revealing, if not even alarming.
  • Your lucky number has deserted you and eaten your dignity.
  • When the wind hit her as she rounded the top bend, her form and speed deserted her.
1.3 [no object] Military (Of a soldier) illegally run away from military service.
Example sentences
  • After that, the troops began to desert en masse.
  • Repeated attempts were made to establish personal contacts with servicemen in order to induce them to desert and surrender.
  • Within days the enemy force had either been destroyed, surrendered or deserted.
Sinónimos
abscond, defect, run away, make off, decamp, flee, turn tail, take French leave, depart, quit, jump ship;
Military go AWOL

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French deserter, from late Latin desertare, from Latin desertus 'left waste' (see desert2).

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  • There are three words spelled desert, two of which are related. The word for ‘a waterless, desolate area’, and the (differently pronounced) word meaning ‘to abandon’ both ultimately go back to Latin deserere ‘to leave, forsake’. The third desert usually appears in phrases such as to get your just deserts, ‘to receive what you deserve’. It derives from Latin deservire ‘to serve well’, the source of deserve (Middle English). The dessert (mid 16th century) with a double ‘s’ meaning ‘a sweet course served at the end of a meal’, is from French desservir ‘to clear the table’.

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División en sílabas: des·ert
Pronunciación: /ˈdezərt
 
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sustantivo

1A dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.
Example sentences
  • The world sees the desert as a desolate land offering only hardship and discomfort.
  • The land was mostly flat and featureless; even the most desolate of the southern deserts had some rolling sand dunes and some cacti.
  • His explorations, surveys and reports, which stated that the north had some excellent pastoral lands and were not just arid sands and saline deserts, attracted pastoralists to the area.
Sinónimos
wasteland, wastes, wilderness, wilds, barren land;
dust bowl
1.1A situation or area considered dull and uninteresting: a cultural desert
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There's a thriving energy and excitement about, and the whole perception of the town as a cultural desert is so wrong.
  • Within three years, they hope the area will have at least two major arts projects and a host of neighbourhood events which will ensure that huge swathes of planned new homes do not become a cultural desert.
  • Image and virtual reality are everything these days, explaining why the city, burdened with an inferiority complex, forever sees itself as a cultural desert.

adjetivo

[attributive] Volver al principio  
1Like a desert: overgrazing has created desert conditions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In a related story, also in the Telegraph, it seems that the army is to modify 234 tanks - the equivalent of two armoured brigades - for use in desert conditions.
  • It has coped well with desert conditions, it has withstood attack from weapons which were designed to defeat it and its gun control equipment has proved to be outstanding.
  • The American-designed tanker has the capacity to hold up to 20,000 litres of fuel, and can operate in both arctic and desert conditions.
Sinónimos
arid, dry, moistureless, parched;
scorched, hot;
barren, bare, stark, infertile, unfruitful, dehydrated, sterile
1.1Uninhabited and desolate: desert wastes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As the Carter family drive across the desert wastes of America, a feral family of savage cannibals attacks them.
  • Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
  • Her mouth and throat were as dry as the desert wastes.
Sinónimos
uninhabited, empty, lonely, desolate, bleak;
wild, uncultivated

Origen

Middle English: via Old French from late Latin desertum 'something left waste', neuter past participle of deserere 'leave, forsake'.

More
  • There are three words spelled desert, two of which are related. The word for ‘a waterless, desolate area’, and the (differently pronounced) word meaning ‘to abandon’ both ultimately go back to Latin deserere ‘to leave, forsake’. The third desert usually appears in phrases such as to get your just deserts, ‘to receive what you deserve’. It derives from Latin deservire ‘to serve well’, the source of deserve (Middle English). The dessert (mid 16th century) with a double ‘s’ meaning ‘a sweet course served at the end of a meal’, is from French desservir ‘to clear the table’.

Derivados

desertic

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • John was standing on the trunk looking at the desertic view ‘Just a few days ago he thought - I was training with my master in a place like this.’
  • The train moves fast across the mountains, it had left the desertic zone of the city behind and everything had turned more green.
  • In spite of the desertic climate, a lot of clouds were seen against the clear blue sky.

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División en sílabas: de·sert
Pronunciación: /dəˈzərt
 
/

sustantivo

(usually deserts)
A person’s worthiness or entitlement to reward or punishment: the penal system fails to punish offenders in accordance with their deserts
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Now for one thing, it is always very risky to introduce concepts like desert and punishment into one's theology, for if one can deserve hell can one also obtain heaven?
  • If directly doing justice is what affirmative action is about, then its mechanisms must be adjusted as best they can to reward individual desert and true merit.
  • There must be some clear prima facie reason for punishment in talk of desert over centuries, and in this theory we have such a reason.

Origen

Middle English: via Old French from deservir 'serve well' (see deserve).

More
  • There are three words spelled desert, two of which are related. The word for ‘a waterless, desolate area’, and the (differently pronounced) word meaning ‘to abandon’ both ultimately go back to Latin deserere ‘to leave, forsake’. The third desert usually appears in phrases such as to get your just deserts, ‘to receive what you deserve’. It derives from Latin deservire ‘to serve well’, the source of deserve (Middle English). The dessert (mid 16th century) with a double ‘s’ meaning ‘a sweet course served at the end of a meal’, is from French desservir ‘to clear the table’.

Uso

People who get their just deserts get what they deserve. Deserts here is related to deserve, and is spelled with one -s- in the middle. This usage has no relation to the dessert course of a meal, yet the -ss- spelling (just desserts) is found in the Oxford English Corpus nearly as often as the correct spelling.

Frases

get (or receive) one's just deserts

1
Receive the appropriate reward or (more usually) punishment for one’s actions: those who caused great torment to others rarely got their just deserts
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  • ‘If a guy is going out and giving 110 percent of his body to try and succeed, then I want to make sure he gets his just deserts on television,’ says Phil.
  • It happens seldom enough that miscreants get their just deserts.
  • Short-term, we all feel good that this guy's going to get his just deserts.

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