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ditch

noun

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  1. a long narrow channel dug in the earth after skidding on the ice, our car went right into the ditch Synonyms dike, fosse (or foss), gutter, sheugh [chiefly Scottish], trench, trough Related Words acequia [Southwest], culvert, drain, draw, gully (also gulley), ravine; drill, furrow; ha-ha, moat, stank [British dialect], sunk fence; kennel


ditch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ditch

  1. 1 to end a usually intimate relationship with ditched his wife for a woman 30 years his junior Synonyms blow off, break off (with), dump, jilt, kiss off, leave Related Words brush (aside or off), cold-shoulder, cut, high-hat, slight, snub; abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, quit Phrases kiss good-bye Near Antonyms hook up (with), take; befriend, latch (on or onto)

  2. 2 to get rid of as useless or unwanted we ditched the old table at the town dump Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, discard, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unloadRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain


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