The definition of a ditch is a long narrow trench or hole dug into the ground.noun
An example of ditch is digging a moat around a castle.
Ditch is defined as to lose someone or something on purpose.verb
An example of ditch is leaving unwanted stinky shoes on a bus.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME dich < OE dic, a ditch, drain: see dike
- to border with a ditch
- to make a ditch or ditches in
- to cause (a car, wagon, etc.) to go into a ditch
- to derail (a train)
- to set (a disabled aircraft) down on water and abandon it
- ☆ Slang
- to get rid of
- to get away from (an unwanted companion, etc.)
- to dig a ditch or ditches
- to ditch a disabled plane
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- To dig or make a long narrow trench or furrow in.
- To surround with a long narrow trench or furrow.
- a. To drive (a vehicle) into a long narrow trench, as one beside a road.b. To derail (a train).
- Slang a. To get rid of; discard: ditched the old yard furniture.b. To get away from (a person, especially a companion).c. To discontinue use of or association with: ditch the job at the hamburger stand.d. To skip (class or school).
- To crash-land (an aircraft) on water.
- To dig a ditch.
- To crash-land in water. Used of an aircraft or a pilot.
Origin: Middle English dich, from Old English dīc; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.