Definition 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.

Examples

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

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