verb (used with object)
- to get rid of: I ditched that old hat of yours.
- to escape from: He ditched the cops by driving down an alley.
- to absent oneself from (school or a class) without permission or an acceptable reason.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of ditch
OTHER WORDS FROM ditchditchless, adjective
Words nearby ditch
Example sentences from the Web for ditch
A sheriff’s deputy had little trouble finding him — the man had passed out drunk in a nearby ditch with an open box of Reese’s Pieces.How Cops Who Use Force and Even Kill Can Hide Their Names From the Public|by Kenny Jacoby, USA Today and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
McEnany clarified that the ballots were found in a ditch in Wisconsin.
You are ignoring the problem here, which is last week in Pennsylvania, you had ballots found in a ditch.
The newly discovered earthwork, a 2-meter-wide ditch that forms a semicircle about 50 meters across, is similar to other circular earthworks known as council circles.
Specially equipped drones flying over a Kansas cattle ranch have detected the buried remnants of a horseshoe-shaped ditch made more than 400 years ago by ancestors of today’s Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, scientists say.
Who knew explaining how to change a tire and back out of a ditch could be so seductive?The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel|Wendy Smith|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also made sense for Sorenson to ditch Bachmann for entirely political reasons.
Fonda tried in vain to convince Jarrow and Archer to ditch the project.Anne Archer: Women in Hollywood Are Doomed Forever|Nico Hines|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If America really wants to help Africa grow with trade and investment, it needs to ditch a number of stereotypes it still holds.Why the US-Africa Summit Was Important and Why It Wasn't Enough|John Prendergast|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The car finally came to rest just past the trees, back in the ditch.The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM's Deadly Cars—in 2006|Michael Daly|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unconsciously squaring his shoulders as he went, Conniston strode away toward the ditch.Under Handicap|Jackson Gregory
This was occasioned by the muzzles being pointed downwards into the ditch, which gave the report an unusual and appalling effect.Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade|William Surtees
Ditch, or Be Ditched: to get into trouble, or to fail at what one has undertaken.Tramping with Tramps|Josiah Flynt
It was the culvert, of course; it had broken down, and lucky I was that the ditch underneath was shallow.Over Prairie Trails|Frederick Philip Grove
The Ass gave credence to his words, and, falling into a ditch, was very much bruised.Aesop's Fables|Aesop
British Dictionary definitions for ditch (1 of 2)
Derived forms of ditchditcher, nounditchless, adjective
Word Origin for ditch
British Dictionary definitions for ditch (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with ditch
see last-ditch effort.