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Definition of DITCH

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Ditch \Ditch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ditched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ditching}.]
     1. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land. [1913 Webster]

     2. To surround with a ditch. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ditch \Ditch\, v. i.
     To dig a ditch or ditches. --Swift.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Ditch \Ditch\ (?; 224), n.; pl. {Ditches}. [OE. dich, orig. the same word as dik. See {Dike}.]
     1. A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a {moat} or a {fosse}. [1913 Webster]

     2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

252 Moby Thesaurus words for "ditch":
     abandon, abri, abysm, abyss, adit, alight, approach trench, aqueduct, arch dam, arroyo, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, beg, boom, box canyon, breach, break, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, bunker, bury, cache, canal, canalization, canalize, canyon, carve, cashier, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cavity, chamfer, channel, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, chisel, chuck, circumvent, cleave, cleft, cleuch, clough, cofferdam, col, come down, come in, communication trench, conceal, conduit, corrugate, coulee, couloir, countermine, coupure, course, cover, crack, cranny, crash-land, crevasse, crevice, crimp, cut, cut apart, cwm, dado, dam, deep-six, defense, defile, dell, descend, dike, discard, dispose of, ditch, donga, double, double sap, downwind, draw, duct, dugout, dump, earthwork, egress, eighty-six, eliminate, elude, embankment, engrave, ensconce, entrance, entrenchment, escape, evade, excavation, exit, fault, fence, fire trench, fissure, flaw, flume, flute, flying sap, fortified tunnel, fosse, foxhole, fracture, furrow, gallery, gap, gape, gash, gate, get around, get away from, get out of, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, goffer, gorge, gouge, gravity dam, groin, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, gutter, ha-ha, hide, hole, hydraulic-fill dam, incise, incision, ingress, iron curtain, jam, jettison, jetty, jilt, joint, junk, kennel, kloof, land, leak, leaping weir, levee, level off, light, logjam, milldam, mine, moat, mole, mound, notch, nullah, occult, open, opening, overshoot, pancake, parallel, parapet, part with, pass, passage, passageway, pleat, plow, portcullis, rabbet, rampart, ravine, reject, remove, rent, rifle, rift, rime, rive, roadblock, rock-fill dam, rupture, rut, sap, scissure, score, scrap, scratch, screen, seam, seawall, secrete, settle down, shake, shake off, shuffle out of, shutter dam, skirt, slit, slit trench, slot, slough, split, stone wall, streak, striate, sunk fence, talk down, throw away, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, toss overboard, touch down, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, upwind, valley, void, wadi, wall, way, weir, wicket dam, work, wrinkle


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