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
Example sentences from the Web for ditch
Off camera, Rooney was growing up fast, ditching school and developing an impressive vocabulary of curse words.
The master nerds who rule the Valley are talking about ditching the rest of us and heading for the hills.The Race Is On in Silicon Valley to Escape Real America|James Poulos|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the actor felt like an outsider, and by 13, was ditching school to smoke pot and drink.‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Found Dead: A Tortured Talent Gone Too Soon|Marlow Stern|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ditching the bleach, he seeped manly confidence with what appears to be a samurai ponytail.
As the Tube arrives, she scurries toward the exit, ditching her bag on the steps.‘Shadow Dancer’ Explores Post-Thatcher’s London During the Troubles|Marlow Stern|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I have had a talk with Whinnie, otherwise Whinstane Sandy, who has been ditching at the far end of our half-section.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
The reed-pulp paper-mill went up; there was an immense quantity of ditching and levelling carried on in the swamp.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
As anticipated, there was another uproar later in the morning when the ditching machine started north across the meadow.Naudsonce|H. Beam Piper
Hill then interested himself in practical ways of ditching and tiling.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Yes; he ran a ditching machine and dug water ditches for the water works.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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.