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deserts
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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
[pl.]
Idioms: sb's (just) deserts what sb deserves, especially when it is sth bad: The family of the victim said that the killer had got his just deserts when he was jailed for life.


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