|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"
|3.||[ verb ] sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly|
"The company dumped him after many years of service" "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"
|4.||[ verb ] (transportation) make an emergency landing on water|
|Related terms:||crash_land air_travel|
|5.||[ verb ] throw away (slang)|
"Chuck these old notes"
|Related terms:||abandon cant|
|6.||[ verb ] forsake|
"ditch a lover"
|7.||[ verb ] cut a trench in, as for drainage|
"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|