ditch
Pronunciation Noun

ditch (plural ditches)

  1. A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
    Digging ditches has long been considered one of the most demanding forms of manual labor.
Translations Verb

ditch (ditches, present participle ditching; past and past participle ditched)

  1. (transitive) To discard or abandon.
    Once the sun came out we ditched our rain-gear and started a campfire.
  2. (intransitive) To deliberately crash-land an airplane on water.
    When the second engine failed, the pilot was forced to ditch; their last location was just south of the Azores.
  3. (intransitive) To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey.
    The truant officer caught Louise ditching with her friends, and her parents were forced to pay a fine.
  4. (intransitive) To dig ditches.
    Enclosure led to fuller winter employment in hedging and ditching.
  5. (transitive) To dig ditches around.
    The soldiers ditched the tent to prevent flooding.
  6. (transitive) To throw into a ditch.
    The engine was ditched and turned on its side.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: окапывать
Verb

ditch (ditches, present participle ditching; past and past participle ditched)

  1. Alternative form of deech
Noun

ditch (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of deech



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