Last-ditch definitions

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Done or made as a final recourse, especially to prevent a crisis or disaster.

A last-ditch effort to avert a strike.

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Made, done, used, etc. in a final, often desperate act of resistance or opposition.
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(idiomatic) Final, as a last resort; done in desperation.

He sent flowers in a last-ditch effort to keep her from leaving.

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A final attempt before quitting, often desperate.

He stayed up all night in a last ditch effort to finish on time.

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