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jettison

verb [T]     /ˈdʒet.ɪ.sən/ US  /ˈdʒet̬-/
to get rid of something or someone that is not wanted or needed: The station has jettisoned educational broadcasts.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere to decide not to use an idea or plan: We've had to jettison our holiday plans because of David's accident.Refusing and rejecting to throw goods, fuel, or equipment from a ship or aircraft to make it lighter: The captain was forced to jettison the cargo and make an emergency landing.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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