- 1[transitive] ditch something/somebody (informal) to get rid of something or someone because you no longer want or need it/them The new road building program has been ditched. He ditched his girlfriend.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] ditch (something) if a pilot ditches an aircraft, or if it ditches, it lands in the ocean in an emergency
- 3 [transitive] ditch school (informal) to stay away from school without permission
NAmE//dɪtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ditch
he / she / it ditches
past simple ditched
-ing form ditching