Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ditch

2 senses of ditch

Sense 1
ditch -- (a long narrow excavation in the earth)
       => excavation -- (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

Sense 2
ditch -- (any small natural waterway)
       => waterway -- (a navigable body of water)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ditch

6 senses of ditch

Sense 1
ditch -- (forsake; "ditch a lover")
       => abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")

Sense 2
chuck, ditch -- (throw away; "Chuck these old notes")
       => abandon -- (forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot")

Sense 3
dump, ditch -- (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")
       => get rid of, remove -- (dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood")

Sense 4
ditch -- (make an emergency landing on water)
       => crash land -- (make an emergency landing)

Sense 5
ditch -- (crash or crash-land; "ditch a car"; "ditch a plane")
       => crash -- (cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost")

Sense 6
trench, ditch -- (cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields")
       => excavate, dig, hollow -- (remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside")

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