Translation of "desert" - English-Portuguese dictionary

desert

noun uk /ˈdez·ət/ us /ˈdez·ərt/

A2 a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants

deserto
the Sahara Desert
verb uk /dɪˈzɜːt/ us /dɪˈzɜrt/

to leave a place, so that it is empty

abandonar
People desert the city on summer weekends and go to the beaches.

to leave the army without permission

desertar
He deserted his post.

to leave someone and never come back

abandonar
He deserted his wife and children.

(Translation of “desert” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)