Translation of "desertion" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C or U ] (RUN AWAY) 逃走 uk us /dɪˈzɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈzɝː-/

the process 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。

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