jettison Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jettison" in British English

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jettisonverb [T]

uk   /ˈdʒet.ɪ.sən/  us   /ˈdʒet̬-/
to get ​rid of something or someone that is not ​wanted or ​needed: The ​station has jettisoned ​educationalbroadcasts. to ​decide not to use an ​idea or ​plan: We've had to jettison ​ourtrip because of David's ​accident. to ​throwgoods, ​fuel, or ​equipment from a ​ship or ​aircraft to make it ​lighter: The ​captain was ​forced to jettison the ​cargo and make an ​emergencylanding.
(Definition of jettison from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jettison" in American English

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jettisonverb [T]

 us   /ˈdʒet̬·ə·sən, -zən/
to ​throw away or get ​rid of something that is not ​wanted or ​needed: Some of her ​material will ​probably be jettisoned for the TV show. The ​bombs were jettisoned over the ​English Channel.
(Definition of jettison from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jettison" in Business English

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jettisonverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈdʒetɪsən/
to get rid of something or someone that is not needed or wanted: After ​closing its ​tradingoperations and jettisoning its ​topexecutives, the ​firm began to make a ​profit.
(Definition of jettison from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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