1. [ noun ] a long narrow excavation in the earth
Related terms: excavation trench drainage_ditch sunk_fence irrigation_ditch trench trench
2. [ verb ] crash or crash-land

"ditch a car" "ditch a plane"

Related terms: crash
3. [ verb ] sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
Synonyms: dump

"The company dumped him after many years of service" "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"

Related terms: get_rid_of
4. [ verb ] (transportation) make an emergency landing on water
Related terms: crash_land air_travel
5. [ verb ] throw away (slang)
Synonyms: chuck

"Chuck these old notes"

Related terms: abandon cant
6. [ verb ] forsake

"ditch a lover"

Related terms: abandon
7. [ verb ] cut a trench in, as for drainage
Synonyms: trench

"ditch the land to drain it" "trench the fields"

Related terms: excavate trencher
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17382
9. [ noun ] (nautical,geography) any small natural waterway
Related terms: waterway trench
Similar spelling:   Ditsch