last-ditch

adjective \ ˈlas(t)-ˌdich , -ˈdich \

Definition of last-ditch

1 :fought or conducted from the last ditch :waged with desperation or unyielding defiance
  • put up a last-ditch resistance
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

noun

Definition of last ditch

:a place of final defense or resort

First Known Use of last ditch

1706


LAST-DITCH Defined for English Language Learners

last-ditch

adjective

Definition of last-ditch for English Language Learners

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


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