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ditch

ditch

 
 
pronunciation:
dIch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long narrow trench that provides a waterway for drainage or irrigation or a receptacle for something to be buried in, such as sewer pipes or electric power lines.
They dug a ditch in our backyard to put in the new sewer pipe.The truck roared past so closely that the bicyclist fell into the ditch by the side of the road.
similar words:
gully
definition 2: a crash landing by an airplane on water.
The successful ditch of the airplane on the river was hailed as a miracle.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ditched, ditches, ditching
definition 1: to dig a trench in or around.
We'll have to ditch the area along the road.
definition 2: to crash-land and abandon (an aircraft) on water.
The pilot had to ditch his plane when he ran out of fuel.
definition 3: to drive (a vehicle) off the tracks or the road, as into a ditch.
He ditched the stolen car and went off on foot.
definition 4: (informal) to reject or abandon (someone).
He took her to the dance, but later he ditched her.
similar words:
dump, jilt
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a crash landing on water.
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