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desert

US [ˈdezərt]
UK [ˈdezət]
  • n.沙漠;荒漠;荒原
  • v.抛弃;放弃;开小差;废弃
  • adj.不毛的;沙漠的;无人的
  • Web遗弃;舍弃;擅离
Plural Form:deserts  Present Participle:deserting  Past Tense:deserted  
Desert
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n.
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deserts
1.
[c][u]
沙漠;荒漠;荒原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
撒哈拉大沙漠
Somalia is mostly desert.
索马里大部分地区都是荒漠。
burning desert sands
沙漠里灼热的沙
a cultural desert(= a place without any culture)
文化沙漠
v.
1.
[t]
~ sb
抛弃,离弃,遗弃(某人)to leave sb without help or support
She was deserted by her husband.
她被丈夫遗弃了。
2.
[t][oftpass]
~ sth
舍弃,离弃(某地方)to go away from a place and leave it empty
The villages had been deserted.
这些村庄已经荒无人烟了。
The owl seems to have deserted its nest.
这只猫头鹰似乎不要这个窝了。
3.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
擅离(部队);逃走;开小差to leave the armed forces without permission
Large numbers of soldiers deserted as defeat became inevitable.
战败已成定局,许多士兵开小差跑了。
4.
[t]
~ sth (for sth)
废弃;放弃;撇下不管to stop using, buying or supporting sth
Why did you desert teaching for politics?
你为什么弃教从政呢?
5.
[t]
~ sb
背离;使失望if a particular qualitydeserts you, it is not there when you need it
Her courage seemed to desert her for a moment.
她一时间似乎失去了勇气。

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