|1.||(tr) to leave or abandon (a person, place, etc) without intending to return, esp in violation of a duty, promise, or obligation|
|2.||military to abscond from (a post or duty) with no intention of returning|
|3.||(tr) to fail (someone) in time of need: his good humour temporarily deserted him|
|4.||(tr) Scots law to give up or postpone (a case or charge)|
|[C15: from French déserter, from Late Latin dēsertāre, from Latin dēserere to forsake; see |
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
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