plans for the road were ditched following a public inquiry
End a relationship with (someone) peremptorily; abandon
she ditched her husband to marry the window cleaner
Be truant from (school or another obligation)
maybe she could ditch school and run away
Bring (an aircraft) down on water in an emergency
he was picked up by a frigate after ditching his plane in the Mediterranean
(of an aircraft) Make a forced landing on water
the aircraft was obliged to ditch in the sea off the North African coast
Derail (a train)
A narrow channel dug in the ground, typically used for drainage alongside a road or the edge of a field
a long narrow excavation in the earth
forsake; "ditch a lover"
any small natural waterway
chuck: throw away; "Chuck these old notes"
dump: 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"
make an emergency landing on water
A ditch is usually defined as a small to moderate depression created to channel water.
A ditch in military engineering is an obstacle, designed to slow down or break up an attacking force, while a trench is intended to provide cover to the defenders. ...
ditch, is an on-line literary periodical edited by the Canadian writer John C. Goodman. The magazine was launched in August 2007.
Various obstacles are found in competitive sports involving Horse jumping. These include show jumping, hunter, and the cross-country phase of the equestrian discipline of eventing. ...
A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage; To discard or abandon; To deliberately crash-land an airplane on the sea; To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey; To dig ditches; To dig ditches around
(ditches) a long narrow pathway cut in the ground to drain water
Battle of the. Arabic Ghazwatu 'l-Khandaq . The defence of al-Madinah against the Banu Quraizah, A.H. 5, when a trench was dug by the advice of Salman, and the army of al-Madinah was posted within it. ...
A man-made, open drainage-way in or into which excess surface water or groundwater drained from land, stormwater runoff, or floodwaters flow either continuously or intermittentlyDrain. ...
a trench cut into the surface of the ground to transport water from a stream, canal, or storage facility to an actual point of use.
A long narrow trench or furrow dug in the ground, as for irrigation, drainage, or a boundary line.
A wide, deep trench around a defensive work. When filled with water it was termed a moat or wet ditch; otherwise a dry ditch or fosse. An unexcavated area between an outwork, such as a ravelin and its protected curtain, could also be called a ditch.
That part of the right-of-way that is lower than the roadbed. A derailed train is "in the ditch"
To get rid of something without being seen. Often, it's something you've gimmicked and don't want the audience to see.
A constructed channel with its top width less than 10 feet at design flow.
long and small channel to convey water for irrigation or drainage
linear trench, either wet (moat) or dry, intended as an obstacle to attackers or a sheltered line of communications for defenders.
An element seen on many cross-country courses. They may be up to 11 feet, 10 inches wide in advanced competition, although they are seen at lesser widths at all levels of competition. They can be used individually, or in combinations such as the coffin and trakehner fences.
An artificial open channel or waterway constructed through earth or rock to convey water. A ditch is smaller than a canal, although the line of demarcation between the two is indefinite. ...
A long hole dug as a boundary, for defence or to drain water from a field. It will appear in a trench as a dark strip of earth which can be further excavated. The outline will show the sides of the ditch.