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verb [transitive]     jettison pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlejettisoning
past tensejettisoned
past participlejettisoned
  1. 1
    to get rid of something that is not useful or successful

    We may have to jettison some parts of the business.

  2. 2
    to throw goods, equipment, or fuel from a ship or airplane in order to make it lighter and less likely to sink or crash

    A storm forced them to jettison most of the cargo.

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