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verb     ditch pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleditching
past tenseditched
past participleditched
  1. 1
    [transitive] informal to get rid of someone or something because you no longer like or need them

    The series was ditched after the star of the show quit.

    He ditched the gun in a bin as he ran away.

    1. a.
      informal to end a sexual or romantic relationship with someone in a sudden and unkind way

      She ditched Ryan for a younger man.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if an aircraft ditches, or if the pilot ditches it, it comes down in the sea in an emergency

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