Meaning of DEFECT in English

DEFECT

n. 25B6; verb his chief intelligence officer defected : DESERT, change sides, turn traitor, rebel, renege; abscond, quit, escape; break faith; secede from, revolt against; informal rat on; Military go AWOL; poetic/literary forsake; rare tergiversate.

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