ditch

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ditch

Plural
ditches

An irrigation ditch with water in it
  1. A trench; a long, shallow hole that is used for irrigation or drainage.
    Digging ditches has long been considered one of the most arduous forms of manual labor.


Verb[change]

Plain form
ditch

Third-person singular
ditches

Past tense
ditched

Past participle
ditched

Present participle
ditching

  1. To leave without telling anyone.
    We are going to ditch the party because it is so lame.
    I ditched school last week to go to the mall.
  2. (transitive) To throw away, discard or abandon.
    Once the sun came out we ditched our rain-gear and started a campfire.