- to leave a political party, country, etc. to join another that is considered to be an enemy A number of writers and musicians defected from the Soviet Union to the United States in the 1960s. She defected from the party just days before the election.
- NAmE//dɪˈfɛkʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] defection (from something) (to something) There have been several defections from the ruling party.
NAmE//dɪˈfɛkt//[intransitive] defect (from something) (to something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they defect
he / she / it defects
past simple defected
-ing form defecting
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