defect to (something)

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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.
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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.
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