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desert 1

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

transitive verb

  • 1 [formal]
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 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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There are 2 entries that translate desert into Spanish:

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desert 2

American English: /ˈdɛzərt/
British English: /ˈdɛzət/


  • 1 (Geography)
    (before noun) (region/climate)
    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.
  • 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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