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ditch

 (dĭch)
n.
A long narrow trench or furrow dug in the ground, as for irrigation, drainage, or a boundary line.
v. ditched, ditch·ing, ditch·es
v.tr.
1. To dig or make a long narrow trench or furrow in.
2. To surround with a long narrow trench or furrow.
3.
a. To drive (a vehicle) into a long narrow trench, as one beside a road.
b. To derail (a train).
4. Slang
a. To get rid of; discard: ditched the old yard furniture.
b. To get away from (a person, especially a companion).
c. To discontinue use of or association with: ditch the job at the hamburger stand.
d. To skip (class or school).
5. To crash-land (an aircraft) on water.
v.intr.
1. To dig a ditch.
2. To crash-land in water. Used of an aircraft or a pilot.

[Middle English dich, from Old English dīc; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

ditching

Controlled landing of a distressed aircraft on water.
Translations

ditching

[ˈdɪtʃɪŋ] N
1. (= digging ditches) → abertura f de zanjas
hedging and ditchingmantenimiento m de setos y zanjas
2. (Aer) → amaraje m
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