English - Vietnamese Dictionary
desert /di'zə:t/Concise Dictionary
- 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...)
- (số nhiều) những cái đáng được (thưởng, phạt)
- to get (obtain, meet with) one's deserts: được những cái đáng được
- danh từ
- 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
- 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
+arid land with little or no vegetation
+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
+located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
Advanced English Dictionary
1 waste, wilderness, wasteland, dust bowl:
The nearest oasis was fifty miles away across the desert.
2 barren, desolate, uninhabited, unpeopled, lonely, deserted; arid, bare, vacant, empty, wild, uncultivated:
I was marooned on a desert island.
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.
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.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
-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)
1 [VN] to leave sb without help or support
She was deserted by her husband.
2 [VN] [often passive] to go away from a place and leave it empty
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.
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.
He became the first person to cross the desert on foot.
DESERT + VERB
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
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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