desert for

desert (someone or something) for (someone or something)

To leave or abandon someone or something for someone or something else. After years of being underpaid, she finally deserted her corporate job. I deserted my homeland for a country that had more opportunities available to me.
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desert (someone or something) for (someone or something else)

to leave someone for someone else; to leave something or some place for some other thing or place. She deserted her husband for another man. Many retirees have deserted northern states for the warmer climates of the South.
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A revealing fact about this desert is that nomadic Bedouin tribes have traveled through the Arabian Desert for thousands of years.
Although the JetHawks remain in contention for the second-half title, the biggest threat to their playoff hopes is Rancho Cucamonga overtaking High Desert for the title, which would nullify the JetHawks' advantage in the wild-card race.
Our destination is High Desert Test Sites, a project providing alternative space in the Southern California desert for more than thirty artists to make and show experimental work.
Jernstedt chuckles at the question of what dramas she endured during her quest in the desert for the elusive Welwitschia.
Once a saguaro dies and the fleshy parts have decayed, this woody skeleton remains as a fixture in the desert for many years.
Unless Rosamond loses to one of the lower-ranked teams, it will be at least tied with Mojave and Desert for the league title.
Her findings offer a unique look at how these native Americans once turned to the hot desert for nourishment.
That season, Tehachapi had defeated Desert for the Desert-Inyo League Large Division title.
A large crowd is expected at Desert for the game - even if it does require two forms of identification to get on the base - and the league title probably will be up for grabs.
Other individual winners were Andrew Parrish from Buena Vista School for small-school sixth-graders; Sarah Berg from Forbes Elementary School for large-school sixth-graders; Brian Castillo of Tropico for large-school seventh-graders, and Katie Shanks of Desert for small-school seventh-graders.