ditch

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[ditch]

A ditch is a long trench or pit dug into the ground. If your lawns are always soggy, build a drainage ditch for the excess water to flow into.

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A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.

Noun
a long narrow excavation in the earth

Noun
any small natural waterway

Verb
cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"

Verb
crash or crash-land; "ditch a car"; "ditch a plane"

Verb
make an emergency landing on water

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Verb
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"

Verb
throw away; "Chuck these old notes"

Verb
forsake; "ditch a lover"


n.
A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.

n.
Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.

v. t.
To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.

v. t.
To surround with a ditch.

v. t.
To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.

v. i.
To dig a ditch or ditches.


Ditch

Ditch (?; 224), n.; pl. Ditches . [OE. dich, orig. the same word as dik. See Dike.] 1. A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse. 2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.

Ditch

Ditch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ditched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ditching.] 1. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land. 2. To surround with a ditch. Shak. 3. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.

Ditch

Ditch, v. i. To dig a ditch or ditches. Swift.

A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.

To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.

To dig a ditch or ditches.

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Usage Examples

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

You cannot expect the guy who drove the car into the ditch to navigate it out of the ditch. You have to put a new driver in the seat. I'm not saying the new driver is going to be any better, but we need a new driver. Kerry is the only choice.

It's important not to ditch your mates when you're in a relationship. Lots of girls do it, but you need to remember they will always be there for you.

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