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English definition of “desert”

desert

verb     /dɪˈzɜːt/
PERSON [T] to leave someone and never come back: He deserted his family.Disloyalty, betrayal and treason
PLACE [T] to leave a place, so that it is empty: People are deserting the countryside to work in towns.Departing
ARMY [I, T] to leave the army without permissionJoining or leaving the armyDisloyalty, betrayal and treason
desertion     /dɪˈzɜːʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of desert verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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