A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.
- A long narrow trench or furrow dug in the ground, as for irrigation, drainage, or a boundary line.
- To dig or make a long narrow trench or furrow in.
- To surround with a long narrow trench or furrow.
- To drive (a vehicle) into a long narrow trench, as one beside a road.
- To derail (a train).
- Slang To get rid of; discard: ditched the old yard furniture.
- Slang To get away from (a person, especially a companion).
- Slang To discontinue use of or association with: ditch the job at the hamburger stand.
- Slang To skip (class or school).
- To crash-land (an aircraft) on water.
- To dig a ditch.
- To crash-land in water. Used of an aircraft or a pilot.