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Definition of ditch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ditch
    he / she / it ditches
    past simple ditched
    -ing form ditching
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  1. 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. 2[transitive, intransitive] ditch (something) if a pilot ditches an aircraft, or if it ditches, it lands in the ocean in an emergency
  3. 3[transitive] ditch school (informal) to stay away from school without permission
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ditch

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