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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.
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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: ditches, ditching, ditched
definition 1: to dig a trench in or around.
We'll have to ditch the area along the road.
definition 2: to drive (a vehicle) off the tracks or the road into a ditch.
definition 3: (informal) to reject or abandon (someone or something).
He took her to the dance, but later he ditched her.The thieves ditched the stolen car in the parking lot of the train station.He ditched his tie as soon as he got out of the interview.
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dump, jilt
definition 4: to crash-land and abandon (an aircraft) on water.
The pilot had to ditch his plane when he ran out of fuel.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a crash landing on water.
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