(Old English) dich, original the same word as dik. See Dike.
imperfect & past participle Ditched; present participle & verbal noun Ditching.
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.2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
1. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.2. To surround with a ditch. (Shakespeare)3. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
To dig a ditch or ditches. Swift.
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abandon discard dump jettison lose shed See also :junk
ditch (usually uncountable, plural ditches) Alternative form of deech.
ditch (third-person singular simple present ditches, present participle ditching, simple past and past participle ditched) Alternative form of deech.
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