- 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
How to use ditch in a sentence
Third, the complete Waun Mawn stone circle had an estimated diameter of 110 meters, the same as the ditch that encircles Stonehenge.Stonehenge may have had roots in a Welsh stone circle|Bruce Bower|February 12, 2021|Science News
In fact, food scraps like orange and banana peels can take up to two years to break down in the wild, meaning they’re going to be sitting alongside the trail or in a ditch by the road for a lot longer than you might think.Once you know what happens to food you leave outdoors, you’ll stop doing it|Alisha McDarris|January 14, 2021|Popular-Science
They’re a perfect fit for an otherwise stock vehicle because they can be easily mounted as ditch lights.The Best Gift Ideas for 4x4 Enthusiasts|Wes Siler|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
She ultimately ditched JSwipe after about a week and found her current, non-Jewish, boyfriend on OkCupid.My Week on Jewish Tinder|Emily Shire|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The CIA ditched the project shortly after the three prototypes came in, but you can still see what they looked like.Bid on CIA’s Osama Action Figure, Lewinsky's Lingerie, and More at This L.A. Auction House|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ditched my office chair a few months ago and have never felt healthier or more productive.Work Like Churchill-Ditch Your Office Chair and Embrace the Standing Desk|Gregory Ferenstein|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lottie Moon learned Chinese and ditched her Southern belle dresses for indigenous attire.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?|Molly Worthen|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the ceremony, the pope ditched his mitre and ceremonial robes and hopped into the popemobile for a spin around the square.Onscene as Pope Francis Makes Saints of John Paul II and John XXIII|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charges were freely made, now, that the railroad had deliberately ditched its friends, and all that.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Then one of them said something which stimulated the others to frantic flight down the highway away from the ditched car.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
You said Gallagher ditched your car: did it block the track?Empire Builders|Francis Lynde
I did n' wan' ter ride it that night, 'cause she wuz purty bughouse, 'n' I felt she'd get ditched ef we tried it.
Well, 'bout a year 'n' a half ago I got ditched there one night in a little town not far from the main line. '
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.