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ditchnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪtʃ/
a ​long, ​narrowopenhole that is ​dug into the ​ground, usually at the ​side of a ​road or ​field, used ​especially for ​supplying or ​removingwater or for ​dividingland

ditchverb

uk   us   /dɪtʃ/
  • ditch verb (AIRCRAFT)

[I or T] to ​land an ​aircraft in ​water in an ​emergency
(Definition of ditch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ditchnoun [C]

 us   /dɪtʃ/
  • ditch noun [C] (CHANNEL)

a ​long, ​narrow, ​openchanneldug in the ​ground, usually at the ​side of a ​road or ​field, used esp. for ​supplying or ​removingwater

ditchverb [T]

 us   /dɪtʃ/ infml
  • ditch verb [T] (GET RID OF)

to get ​rid of or not ​continue with something or someone that is no ​longerwanted: The ​thief ditched Maxine’s ​purse in a ​trash can but ​kept the ​money. It’s ​time to ditch this ​old, ​tornsweater.
(Definition of ditch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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