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Definition of ditch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ditch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪtʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ditch
    BrE BrE//dɪtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪtʃ//
     
    he / she / it ditches
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪtʃɪz//
     
    past simple ditched
    BrE BrE//dɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪtʃt//
     
    past participle ditched
    BrE BrE//dɪtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪtʃt//
     
    -ing form ditching
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪtʃɪŋ//
     
    Plane travel, Access to education
     
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  1. 1[transitive] ditch something/somebody (informal) to get rid of something/somebody because you no longer want or need it/them The new road building programme 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 sea in an emergency See related entries: Plane travel
  3. 3[transitive] ditch school (North American English, informal) to stay away from school without permission See related entries: Access to education
  4. Word Origin Old English dīc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dijk ‘ditch, dyke’ and German Teich ‘pond, pool’, also to dyke, in its geographical sense.
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