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jettison

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the getting rid of whatever is unwanted or useless
  • with his ship rapidly sinking, the captain ordered a last-ditch jettison of much of its cargo

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jettison

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of jettison (Entry 2 of 2)

to get rid of as useless or unwanted
  • just jettison that plan, because we know it won't work

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“Jettison.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jettison. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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