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English definition of “desert”

desert

verb (LEAVE BEHIND)    /dɪˈzɜːt/ US  /-ˈzɝːt/
[T] to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation and not come back: He deserted his wife and family for another woman.Departing [T] If a quality deserts you, you suddenly and temporarily lose it: All my confidence / courage deserted me when I walked into the exam room .Losing and lossWinning and losing
(Definition of desert verb (LEAVE BEHIND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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