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ditch

  

      n  
1    a narrow channel dug in the earth, usually used for drainage, irrigation, or as a boundary marker  
2    any small, natural waterway  
3      (Irish)   a bank made of earth excavated from and placed alongside a drain or stream  
4    Informal   either of the gutters at the side of a tenpin bowling lane  
5    last ditch   a last resort or place of last defence.  
      vb  
6    to make a ditch or ditches in (a piece of ground)  
7    intr   to edge with a ditch  
8    Slang   to crash or be crashed, esp. deliberately, as to avoid more unpleasant circumstances  
he had to ditch the car     
9    tr  
Slang   to abandon or discard  
to ditch a girlfriend     
10    Slang   to land (an aircraft) on water in an emergency  
11    tr     (U.S.)  
slang   to evade  
to ditch the police     
     (Old English dic; related to Old Saxon dik, Old Norse diki, Middle High German tich dyke, pond, Latin figere to stick, see dyke1)  
  ditcher      n  
  ditchless      adj  


last-ditch  
      n   modifier   made or done as a last desperate attempt or effort in the face of opposition  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
v.
to have sexual intercourse with sb
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
v.
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
n.
au bout du fossé la culbute
n.
ce qui tombe dans le fossé est pour le soldat
n.
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