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

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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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And just when it looked as though she'd deserted us for the bright lights of Hollywood (having been asked to star alongside comedy heavyweight Will Ferrell), she's back on our screens this week in Without You, a three-parter based on Nicci French's novel, What to Do When Someone Dies.
Without You ITV1, 9pm At one point, it looked like Anna Friel might have deserted us for Hollywood, especially when she started cropping up in US series like Pushing Daisies and the big-budget movie Land of the Lost.
Without You (ITV1 Wales, Thursday, 9pm At one point, it looked like Anna Friel might have deserted us for Hollywood, especially when she started cropping up in US series such as Pushing Daisies and the big-budget movie Land of the Lost.
That confidence in front of the net has just deserted us for the time being.
Without You (ITV1 Wales, Thursday, 9pm) * AT one point, it looked like Anna Friel might have deserted us for Hollywood, especially when she started cropping up in US series like Pushing Daisies and the big-budget movie Land of the Lost.