- 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.
Origin of ditch
OTHER WORDS FROM ditchditchless, adjective
Words nearby ditch
How to use ditch in a sentence
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
You are ignoring the problem here, which is last week in Pennsylvania, you had ballots found in a ditch.Kayleigh McEnany’s first post-debate briefing goes off the rails|Aaron Blake|October 1, 2020|Washington Post
McEnany clarified that the ballots were found in a ditch in Wisconsin.Kayleigh McEnany’s first post-debate briefing goes off the rails|Aaron Blake|October 1, 2020|Washington Post
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.Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture|Bruce Bower|September 10, 2020|Science News
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.Drones find signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ beneath a Kansas pasture|Bruce Bower|September 10, 2020|Science News
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
Worries about a last ditch Nazi stand in the Alps had mounted appreciably over the final year of the war.On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters|Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It also made sense for Sorenson to ditch Bachmann for entirely political reasons.The Time Michele Bachmann Was Right|Ben Jacobs|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Outside the lodge, running along its perimeter, was a small ditch lined by posts topped by a chest-high wooden beam.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans|Chris Allbritton|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
It was encircled by a ditch, but the drawbridge was down, and the rust on its chains argued that long had it been so.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
"Mother would be awfully cross if you walked through that ditch," says Judy, continuing a conversation.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
He gripped Shiv's shoulder convulsively, nearly sending his own car into the ditch by so doing.
We cut over the fields at the back with him between usstraight as the crow fliesthrough hedge and ditch.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Then I ditch from the lake, and I am the proud owner of a large tract of valuable irrigated land.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
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)
Other Idioms and Phrases with ditch
see last-ditch effort.