- 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
So does this research mean meat-refusing males should start ditching their diets?Beer Makes You More Virile, but Veggies Don’t? Busting the Biggest Myths About Sperm Count|Charlotte Lytton|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
What does a poor man do, who goes out hedging and ditching with a dead child lying in his house?The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
A man who has been a Fleet parson is like one who has passed a morning in hedging and ditching.The Chaplain of the Fleet|Walter Besant and James Rice
But even 10 acres is a big field, quite big enough to repay the cost of hedging and ditching.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century|Richard Henry Tawney
A wagon passed, and then a tax-cart, and afterward two old men going ditching.A Rose of a Hundred Leaves|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Accordingly he went to plowing, ditching, and blowing rocks and built a new stone bridge over a stream.Revolutionary Heroes, And Other Historical Papers|James Parton
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.