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  1. A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
Digging ditches has long been considered one of the most arduous forms of manual labor.
  • Dutch: sloot, greppel
  • French: fossé , tranchée , rigole
  • German: Graben , Schanze
verb (ditches, ditching, ditched)
  1. To discard or abandon.
Once the sun came out we ditched our rain-gear and started a campfire.
  1. To deliberately crash-land an airplane on the sea.
When the second engine failed, the pilot was forced to ; their last location was just south of the Azores.
  1. To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey.
The truant officer caught Louise ditching with her friends, and her parents were forced to pay a fine.
    Etymology: Old English dÄÄ

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