last–ditch

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adjective \ˈlas(t)-ˌdich, -ˈdich\

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

First Known Use of last–ditch

1888


LAST–DITCH Defined for English Language Learners

last-ditch

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Definition of last–ditch for English Language Learners

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

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