Translation of "desert" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

desert

verb [ T ] (LEAVE BEHIND) 丢下 uk us /dɪˈzɜːt/ US  /-ˈzɝːt/

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

抛弃,丢弃
He deserted his wife and family for another woman. 他为了另一个女人抛弃妻子和家庭。

If a quality deserts you, you suddenly and temporarily lose it

失去,丧失
All my confidence/courage deserted me when I walked into the exam room. 进入考场后,我的全部信心/勇气都丧失了。

(Translation of “desert verb (LEAVE BEHIND)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)