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ditch

 
 
pronunciation:
dIch
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a long narrow opening in the ground used to drain away or supply water.
When it rains hard, the ditch next to the road fills up with water.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ditches, ditching, ditched
definition: (informal) to reject or abandon (someone or something).
He ditched his necktie on the way home from church.
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