[ UK /dˈɪt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪtʃ/ ]
  1. sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
    The company dumped him after many years of service
    She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man
  2. throw away
    Chuck these old notes
  3. make an emergency landing on water
  4. forsake
    ditch a lover
  5. crash or crash-land
    ditch a plane
    ditch a car
  6. cut a trench in, as for drainage
    ditch the land to drain it
    trench the fields
  1. a long narrow excavation in the earth
  2. any small natural waterway
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How To Use ditch In A Sentence

  • This would connect the castle to a roadway usually across a moat or ditch.
  • Ditch your mascara, use your fingers rather than a brush and don't forget to smudge your lipstick. Times, Sunday Times
  • If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch
  • The negotiators made a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement.
  • Irvine has no plans to ditch all his luxuries. Times, Sunday Times
  • He did stand a long way off the odd ditch but once there was a little less gas in the tank he was really good. Times, Sunday Times
  • The landscape was well ordered with fields defined by hedges and ditches, trackways linking settlements, and unenclosed grazing areas beyond the more intensively used enclosed land.
  • Another, presumably later, inhumation cemetery lay in and around the southern boundary ditch at its Ryknild Street end.
  • A memo from March 1988 revealed the project was to be ditched because it "contravened" statements from ministers saying UFOs did not pose a threat to the UK. undefined
  • Nicola is unconscious, hidden in a ditch by the road. The Sun
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