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desertnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdez.ət/ us /ˈdez.ɚt/

A2 an area, often covered with sand or rocks, where there is very little rain and not many plants

They were lost in the desert for nine days. 他們在沙漠裡迷路已經有9天了。
We had to cross a large area of arid, featureless desert. 我們必須穿越一大片乾燥荒蕪的沙漠。
the desert sun 沙漠裡的太陽
cultural, intellectual, etc. desert disapproving

a place that is considered to have no cultural, intellectual, etc. quality or interest

This town is a cultural desert. 這個城鎮是一片文化沙漠。

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uk /dɪˈzɜːt/ us /dɪˈzɝːt/

desert verb (RUN AWAY)

[ I or T ] to leave the armed forces without permission and with no intention of returning

Soldiers who deserted and were caught were shot. 抓回來的逃兵被槍斃了。
How many people desert from the army each year? 軍隊中每年有多少逃兵?

desert verb (LEAVE BEHIND)

[ T ] to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation and not come back

He deserted his wife and family for another woman. 他為了另一個女人,拋棄妻子和家庭。

[ T ] If a quality deserts you, you suddenly and temporarily lose it.

All my confidence/courage deserted me when I walked into the exam. 進入試場後,我完全喪失信心/勇氣。

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