Desert

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Definition

the desert: the dry, sandy land with little water or plants (for example the Sahara)
noun

to desert: to abandon, to leave
verb
Sometimes Horatio feels like he's deserted his family because he spends so much time at work.
It is illegal to desert the army. It is illegal to abandon or to betray the army.

desert: desolate, empty, lonely, dry
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: You shouldn't have abandoned me in the middle of the desert!
US: We trekked for four days across the desert, without food or water.
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Examples

  • "I was under the impression that the country is comprised of mostly plateaus and deserts."
  • "You come from one of the desert countries with all the petrol, don't you?"
  • "Your job, it is to walk around in desert and not drink water?"
  • "But there's something wrong, the beach is practically deserted."
  • "It's pretty much a cold blue desert up here."

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