defect

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (deficiency)
a. el defecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The store replaced my TV because it had a defect.La tienda reemplazó mi tele porque tenía un defecto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to abandon a side; often used with "from" and "to")
a. desertar
Smith decided to defect from the army and flee at the end of the war.Smith decidió desertar del ejército y escaparse cuando terminó la guerra.
The Russian dancer defected during the Cold War.El bailarín ruso desertó durante la Guerra Fría.
b. pasarse
None of us expected Harry to defect to the opposing team.Nadie esperaba que Harry se pasara al equipo contrario.
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defect
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el defecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. desertar
to defect to another partypasarse a otro partido
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defect
noun
[ˈdiːfekt] (gen) defecto (m); (mental) deficiencia (f)
moral defect defecto (m) moral
intransitive verb
[dɪˈfekt] (Pol) desertar;from de;to a
he defected to the USA desertó de su país para irse a los EE.UU.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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