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jet·ti·son

jettison

 
pronunciation:
je tih sn [or] je tih zn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: jettisons, jettisoning, jettisoned
definition 1: to throw from a ship or airplane to make it lighter or more stable.
The crew jettisoned the cargo as the ship began to toss about in the storm.
similar words:
cast, chuck, dump, toss
definition 2: to throw away or call off.
She jettisoned her old magazines.I jettisoned my plans to wash the car when it started raining.
synonyms:
abandon, cancel, discard
antonyms:
keep, retain, salvage
similar words:
dump, scrap, scratch
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