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Definition 1: a long narrow excavation in the earth - [noun denoting artifact]

(ditch is a kind of ...) a hole in the ground made by excavating

(... is a kind of ditch ) a ditch for carrying off excess water or sewage

(... is a kind of ditch ) a ditch to supply dry land with water artificially

(... is a kind of ditch ) a ditch with one side being a retaining wall; used to divide lands without defacing the landscape

(... is a kind of ditch ) a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

(... is a kind of ditch ) any long ditch cut in the ground

Definition 2: any small natural waterway - [noun denoting object]

(ditch is a kind of ...) a navigable body of water

Definition 3: crash or crash-land - [verb of contact]

Samples where ditch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ditch a car
  • ditch a plane

(ditch is a kind of ...) cause to crash

"The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace" "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"

Definition 4: cut a trench in, as for drainage - [verb of contact]

Samples where ditch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ditch the land to drain it
  • trench the fields

Synonyms for ditch in the sense of this definition

(ditch is a kind of ...) remove the inner part or the core of

"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

Definition 5: make an emergency landing on water - [verb of motion]

(ditch is a kind of ...) make an emergency landing

(ditch belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 6: forsake - [verb of possession]

Samples where ditch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ditch a lover

(ditch is a kind of ...) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

"The mother deserted her children"

Definition 7: throw away - [verb of possession]

Samples where ditch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Chuck these old notes

Synonyms for ditch in the sense of this definition

(ditch is a kind of ...) forsake, leave behind

"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

(ditch is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 8: sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly - [verb of possession]

Samples where ditch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company dumped him after many years of service
  • She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man

Synonyms for ditch in the sense of this definition

(ditch is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

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