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desert /di'zə:t/
  • danh từ
    • công lao, giá trị
      • a reward equal to desert: sự thưởng xứng đáng với công lao
      • to treat someone according to his deserts: đãi ngộ ai xứng đáng với công lao
    • sự xứng đáng, sự đáng (khen thưởng, trừng phạt...)
    • những người xứng đáng
    • (số nhiều) những cái đáng được (thưởng, phạt)
      • to get (obtain, meet with) one's deserts: được những cái đáng được
  • danh từ
    • sa mạc
    • nơi hoang vắng, nơi quạnh quẽ, nơi vắng vẻ
    • (nghĩa bóng) vấn đề khô khan vô vị
    • tính từ
      • hiu quạnh, quạnh quẽ, vắng vẻ, không người ở
      • bỏ hoang, hoang phế
      • ngoại động từ
        • rời đi, bỏ đi, bỏ trốn, trốn khỏi
          • to desert one's familly: bỏ nhà ra đi
          • to desert an army: đào ngũ
        • ruồng bỏ, bỏ mặc, bỏ rơi
          • to desert a friend in difficulty: bỏ mặc bạn trong lúc khó khăn
          • to desert one's wife: ruồng bỏ vợ
          • his delf-control deserted him: nó không còn tự chủ được nữa
      • nội động từ
        • đào ngũ
      Concise Dictionary
      deserts|deserted|desertingdɪ'zɜːt
      noun
      +arid land with little or no vegetation
      verb
      +leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
      +desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
      adj.
      +located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
      Thesaurus Dictionary
      n.
      1 waste, wilderness, wasteland, dust bowl:
      The nearest oasis was fifty miles away across the desert.
      adj.
      2 barren, desolate, uninhabited, unpeopled, lonely, deserted; arid, bare, vacant, empty, wild, uncultivated:
      I was marooned on a desert island.
      v.
      3 forsake, leave, abandon; jilt, throw over; maroon, strand, leave to twist (slowly) in the wind; Colloq run or walk out on, leave flat or in the lurch, leave high and dry:
      His courage deserted him when he saw the child's eyes. He has deserted his wife for some floozie.
      4 abscond, quit, run away (from), defect, abandon; Military Slang go over the hill:
      He deserted and will be court-martialled.
      n.
      Often, deserts. payment, recompense, requital, compensation, due, right; retribution, justice, Slang comeuppance, what's coming to one:
      She'll get her just deserts one of these days.
      Advanced English Dictionary
      noun, verb
      + noun
      -see also DESERTS [C, U] a large area of land that has very little water and very few plants growing on it. Many deserts are covered by sand: the Sahara Desert + Somalia is mostly desert. + burning desert sands + (figurative) a cultural desert (= a place without any culture)
      + verb
      1 [VN] to leave sb without help or support
      Synonym: ABANDON
      She was deserted by her husband.
      2 [VN] [often passive] to go away from a place and leave it empty
      Synonym: ABANDON
      The villages had been deserted. + The owl seems to have deserted its nest.
      3 to leave the armed forces without permission: [V] Large numbers of soldiers deserted as defeat became inevitable. [also VN]
      4 [VN] to stop using, buying or supporting sth: Why did you desert teaching for politics?
      5 [VN] (written) if a particular quality deserts you, it is not there when you need it: Her courage seemed to desert her for a moment.
      desertion noun [U, C]: She felt betrayed by her husband's desertion. + The army was badly affected by desertions.
      Idioms see SINK v.
      Collocation Dictionary
      noun

      ADJ.

      arid, barren, dry
      green fields surrounded by arid desert
      | vast | inhospitable | Arctic, polar | cultural
      (figurative) The theatre and cinema closed and the town became a cultural desert.

      VERB + DESERT

      become, turn into/to
      The land loses its protective cover of vegetation and soon turns into desert.
      | cross
      He became the first person to cross the desert on foot.

      DESERT + VERB

      stretch
      The desert stretched for endless miles on all sides of us.

      DESERT + NOUN

      area, country, land, landscape, region
      vast tracts of desert land
      | conditions | heat | sand, soil | floor, surface | plain | animal, plant

      PREP.

      across/through the ~
      their journey across the desert
      | in the ~
      cold nights in the desert
      | into the ~
      He drove off into the desert.



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