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defect from (something)

To leave some place, often under repressive conditions and when it is prohibited. I defected from my homeland after witnessing the atrocities carried out by the government.
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defect to (something)

To leave some place, often under repressive conditions and when it is prohibited, and go to another place. I defected to this country after witnessing the atrocities being carried out in my homeland.
See also: defect, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

defect from something

to run away from something; to forsake something. Thousands of soldiers defected from the army. Roger would never think of defecting from the armed services.
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defect to something

to forsake one group and take up with another. Will he defect to the other side? David defected to a small East European country.
See also: defect, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The necessary amount of bucaal fat pad was then gently grasped using a none-toothed/de Bakey's forceps, mobilized, brought and spread over the defect. The fat pad was then sutured to the defect margins by simple, interrupted sutures with resorbable 3/0 vicryl.
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The first step is identifying which PCBs are the main drivers of defects. At SigmaTron International's Elk Grove Village (IL) facility, a custom defect data management system has been integrated into the company's proprietary iScore Product Management System to help in achieving this goal.
Results: A total of 20 patients (60% female and 40% male) with mean age of 38.75 years (SD=14.44), who under-went a reconstructive surgery for scalp defect, were assessed.
previous shoulder arthroplasty with a non-contained defect of the glenoid vault.
Potato defect is exactly this type of issue resulting in some roasters dismissing coffee from Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Western Uganda, fearing that their batch could potentially have this defect.
The birth defect rate jumped up to 58.8 per 1,000 live births, according to data from the USZPR, which found evidence of 26 infants and fetuses with brain or cranial defects in 442 completed pregnancies.
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Summary: An Articular Defects or a chondral injury may occur as a result of a twist or pivot on a bent knee, direct blow to the knee, or wear and tear as an individual gets older.