Translation of "desertion" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪˈzɜː.ʃən/ us /dɪˈzɝː.ʃən/

[ C or U ] the act of leaving the armed forces without permission

During the war, desertion was punishable by death. 战争时期当逃兵可处死刑。
There were thousands of desertions in the last weeks of the war. 在战争即将结束的最后几周时间里发生了数千起逃兵事件。
figurative There have been mass desertions from (= a lot of people have left) the party in recent months. 近几个月来出现了大量退党事件。

[ C or U ] the act of leaving someone behind in a difficult situation

Roger got his divorce on the grounds of desertion (= because his wife had left him). 罗杰因妻子出走而被准许离婚。

(Translation of “desertion” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)