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verb [transitive] jettison pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒetɪs(ə)n/
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 plane 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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