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desert 1

American English: /dəˈzərt/
British English: /dɪˈzəːt/

transitive verb

  • 1.1 [formal]
    (place)
    abandonar
    huir de
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2
    (post/friend/family)
    abandonar
    (cause/party/duty)
    desertar de
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (fail) his courage deserted him
    su valor lo abandonó
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • (Military) they deserted in droves to the rebels
    hubo una deserción masiva hacia el bando rebelde

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desert 2
American English: /ˈdɛzərt/
British English: /ˈdɛzət/

noun

  • 1.1 (Geography)
    (before noun) (region/climate)
    desértico
    (tribe/sand)
    del desierto
    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.
    1.2 (desolate place, state)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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