Definition of last-ditch adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌlɑːst ˈdɪtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlæst ˈdɪtʃ//
[only before noun]
jump to other results
used to describe a final attempt to achieve something, when there is not much hope of succeeding She underwent a heart transplant in a last-ditch attempt to save her.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: last-ditch