HyperDic: ditch

English > 8 senses of the word ditch:
NOUNartifactditcha long narrow excavation in the earth
objectditchany small natural waterway
VERBpossessionditchforsake
possessionditch, chuckthrow away
possessionditch, dumpsever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
motionditchmake an emergency landing on water
contactditchcrash or crash-land
contactditch, trenchcut a trench in, as for drainage
ditch > pronunciation
Soundsdih'ch
Rhymesbackstitch ... witch: 27 rhymes with ihch...
English > ditch: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA long narrow excavation in the earth.
Narrowerdrainage ditchA ditch for carrying off excess water or sewage
irrigation ditchA ditch to supply dry land with water artificially
sunk fence, ha-ha, haw-hawA ditch with one side being a retaining wall
trenchA ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
trenchAny long ditch cut in the ground
BroaderexcavationA hole in the ground made by excavating
Spanishcuneta, zanja
Catalanrasa
Verbsditchcut a trench in, as for drainage
English > ditch: 8 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningAny small natural waterway.
BroaderwaterwayA navigable body of water
Verbsditchcut a trench in, as for drainage
English > ditch: 8 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningforsake.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"ditch a lover"
Broaderabandon, forsake, desolate, desertLeave someone who needs or counts on you
Spanishdejar plantado, plantar
Catalandeixar plantat, plantar
English > ditch: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningthrow away.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymchuck
Broaderabandonforsake, leave behind
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishdeshacerse, destruir, sacudirse, zafarse
Catalandesembarassar-se, desfer-se, espolsar-se
English > ditch: 8 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningsever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymdump
Broaderget rid of, removedispose of
English > ditch: 8 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningmake an emergency landing on water.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categoryair travel, aviation, airtravel via aircraft
Broadercrash landmake an emergency landing
English > ditch: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcrash or crash-land.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "ditch a car"
  • "ditch a plane"
BroadercrashCause to crash
Spanishchocar, zanjar
English > ditch: 8 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningcut a trench in, as for drainage.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ditch the land to drain it"
Synonymtrench
Broaderexcavate, dig, hollowRemove the inner part or the core of
Spanishabrir trincheras, abrir una zanja, abrir zanjas, zanjar
Nounsditcha long narrow excavation in the earth
ditchany small natural waterway

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