Meaning of “ditch” in the English Dictionary

"ditch" in British English

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ditchnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪtʃ/ us /dɪtʃ/


uk /dɪtʃ/ us /dɪtʃ/

(Definition of “ditch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ditch" in American English

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ditchnoun [ C ]

us /dɪtʃ/

ditch noun [ C ] (CHANNEL)

a long, narrow, open channel dug in the ground, usually at the side of a road or field, used esp. for supplying or removing water

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 longer wanted:

The thief ditched Maxine’s purse in a trash can but kept the money.
It’s time to ditch this old, torn sweater.

(Definition of “ditch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)