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desert

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land that is uninhabited or not fit for crops

  • we were lost in the desert for days without food
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desert

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desert

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1 to leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another

  • the volunteer became disillusioned with his candidate and deserted to a political rival
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go back on, jump ship, run out on, walk out on

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2 to cause to remain behind

  • deserted the kids at the food court for some independent shopping
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walk away from, walk out on

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Synonym Discussion of desert

abandon, desert, forsake mean to leave without intending to return. abandon suggests that the thing or person left may be helpless without protection.
    • abandoned children
desert implies that the object left may be weakened but not destroyed by one's absence.
    • a deserted town
forsake suggests an action more likely to bring impoverishment or bereavement to that which is forsaken than its exposure to physical dangers.
    • a forsaken lover


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