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English noun: ditch

1. ditch (artifact) a long narrow excavation in the earth


Broader (hypernym)excavation


Narrower (hyponym)drainage ditch, ha-ha, haw-haw, irrigation ditch, sunk fence, trench, trench

2. ditch (object) any small natural waterway


Broader (hypernym)waterway


English verb: ditch

1. ditch (possession) forsake


SamplesDitch a lover.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abandon, desert, desolate, forsake

2. ditch (possession) throw away


SamplesChuck these old notes.


Synonymschuck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abandon


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

3. ditch (possession) sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly


SamplesThe company dumped him after many years of service.
She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man.


Synonymsdump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove

4. ditch (motion) make an emergency landing on water


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crash land


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

5. ditch (contact) crash or crash-land


SamplesDitch a car.
Ditch a plane.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crash

6. ditch (contact) cut a trench in, as for drainage


SamplesDitch the land to drain it.
Trench the fields.


Synonymstrench


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dig, excavate, hollow









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