transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [formal] [place] abandonar, huir* deMore example sentences1.2 [post/friend/family] abandonar; [cause/party/duty] desertar de
More example sentences1.3 (fail) abandonar his courage deserted him su valor lo abandonó
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [Military/Militar] desertar they deserted in droves to the rebels hubo una deserción masiva hacia el bando rebelde
- 1.1 [Geography/Geografía] desierto (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [region/climate] desértico; [tribe/sand] del desierto 1.2 (desolate place, state) desierto (masculine)More example sentences
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- 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.
- 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.