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Definition of jettison verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈdʒɛt̮əzn//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jettison
    he / she / it jettisons
    past simple jettisoned
    -ing form jettisoning
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  1. 1jettison something to throw something out of a moving plane or ship to make it lighter to jettison fuel
  2. 2jettison something/somebody to get rid of something or someone that you no longer need or want synonym discard He was jettisoned as team coach after the defeat.
  3. 3jettison something to reject an idea, belief, plan, etc. that you no longer think is useful or likely to be successful synonym abandon
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