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last–ditch

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adjective \ˈlas(t)-ˌdich, -ˈdich\

Simple Definition of last–ditch

  • : made as a final effort to keep something bad from happening

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of last–ditch

  1. 1 :  fought or conducted from the last ditch :  waged with desperation or unyielding defiance <put up a last–ditch resistance>

  2. 2 :  made as a final effort especially to avert disaster <a last–ditch attempt to raise the money>

1937

First Known Use of last–ditch

1937


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