UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsnoun: /ˈdɛzərt/, adjective: /ˈdɛzərt/, verb: /dɪˈz3ːrt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛzɚt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n., adj. Ecol. dezərt; v., n. di zûrt for 2, 3)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [dry, hot, sunny, rocky, sandy] desert
  2. [sandy, arid, inhospitable, unforgiving] deserts
  3. [stranded, washed up] on a desert island
  4. [lost, dying, wandering] in the desert
  5. [died, withered, dehydrated] in the desert
  6. the desert [in, of] [Arizona]
  7. an oasis in the desert
  8. the place is a [cultural, talent, nightlife] desert
  1. a desert [storm, region, area, town, resort]
  2. the desert [sand, palm, lizard, cactus]
  3. desert [wilderness, vehicles, rallies, conditions, camouflage]
  4. desert [cactus, animals, flowers]
  5. [wilting, withering, dehydrating] in the desert sun
  6. [stranded, washed up] on a desert island
  7. Operation Desert Strike
  1. desert him in the [wilderness, Chicago]
  2. desert him at the [mall, bus stop]
  3. deserted his [family, wife and children, country]
  4. was deserted at the [mall]
  5. was deserted by his [friends, family, coworkers]
  6. deserted the [town, building, farm, sinking ship]
  7. desert your [post, position]
  8. [court-martialed, suspended] for deserting his post
  9. desert the [military, army]
  10. were deserting to [the north, Germany, Asia]
  11. deserting for a better [life, job, opportunity]
  12. deserting in the [hundreds, thousands, millions]
  13. deserting in their [hundreds]
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