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  1. (transitive) to desert, abandon
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, ISBN 978-2-259-00359-1, chap. IX, p. 91
      Villegaignon fonde, sur une île en pleine baie, le Fort-Coligny; les Indiens le construisent, ils ravitaillent la petite colonie; mais vite dégoûtés de donner sans recevoir, ils se sauvent, désertent leurs villages.
      — Villegaignon founded Fort Coligny on an island right in the centre of the bay; Indians built it and kept the small colony provided with food; but they soon wearied of giving without receiving anything in return, and fled, abandoning their villages. — 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-197073-8
  2. (intransitive, military) to desert


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