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jet·ti·son

 (jĕt′ĭ-sən, -zən)
tr.v. jet·ti·soned, jet·ti·son·ing, jet·ti·sons
1. To cast overboard or off: a ship jettisoning wastes; a pilot jettisoning aircraft fuel.
2. Informal To discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome: jettisoned the whole marketing plan.
n.
1. The act of discarding or casting overboard.
2. Jetsam.

[From Middle English jetteson, a throwing overboard of goods to lighten ship, from Anglo-Norman getteson, from Vulgar Latin *iectātiō, iectātiōn-, from *iectātus, past participle of *iectāre, to throw; see jet2.]

jettison

(ˈdʒɛtɪsən; -zən)
vb (tr) , -sons, -soning or -soned
1. to throw away; abandon: to jettison old clothes.
2. (Nautical Terms) to throw overboard
n
(Nautical Terms) another word for jetsam1
[C15: from Old French getaison, ultimately from Latin jactātiō a tossing about; see jactation]

jet•ti•son

(ˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zən)
v.t.
1. to cast (cargo, supplies, etc.) overboard or out so as to lighten or stabilize a vessel or aircraft in an emergency.
2. to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.
n.
3. the act of casting goods from a vessel or aircraft to lighten or stabilize it.
4. jetsam.
[1375–1425; late Middle English jetteson < Anglo-French; Old French getaison < Latin jactātiōnem, acc. of jactātiō; see jactation]

jettison

The selective release of stores from an aircraft other than normal attack.

jettison


Past participle: jettisoned
Gerund: jettisoning

Imperative
jettison
jettison
Present
I jettison
you jettison
he/she/it jettisons
we jettison
you jettison
they jettison
Preterite
I jettisoned
you jettisoned
he/she/it jettisoned
we jettisoned
you jettisoned
they jettisoned
Present Continuous
I am jettisoning
you are jettisoning
he/she/it is jettisoning
we are jettisoning
you are jettisoning
they are jettisoning
Present Perfect
I have jettisoned
you have jettisoned
he/she/it has jettisoned
we have jettisoned
you have jettisoned
they have jettisoned
Past Continuous
I was jettisoning
you were jettisoning
he/she/it was jettisoning
we were jettisoning
you were jettisoning
they were jettisoning
Past Perfect
I had jettisoned
you had jettisoned
he/she/it had jettisoned
we had jettisoned
you had jettisoned
they had jettisoned
Future
I will jettison
you will jettison
he/she/it will jettison
we will jettison
you will jettison
they will jettison
Future Perfect
I will have jettisoned
you will have jettisoned
he/she/it will have jettisoned
we will have jettisoned
you will have jettisoned
they will have jettisoned
Future Continuous
I will be jettisoning
you will be jettisoning
he/she/it will be jettisoning
we will be jettisoning
you will be jettisoning
they will be jettisoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jettisoning
you have been jettisoning
he/she/it has been jettisoning
we have been jettisoning
you have been jettisoning
they have been jettisoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jettisoning
you will have been jettisoning
he/she/it will have been jettisoning
we will have been jettisoning
you will have been jettisoning
they will have been jettisoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jettisoning
you had been jettisoning
he/she/it had been jettisoning
we had been jettisoning
you had been jettisoning
they had been jettisoning
Conditional
I would jettison
you would jettison
he/she/it would jettison
we would jettison
you would jettison
they would jettison
Past Conditional
I would have jettisoned
you would have jettisoned
he/she/it would have jettisoned
we would have jettisoned
you would have jettisoned
they would have jettisoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.jettison - throw away, of something encumbering
chuck out, discard, cast aside, cast away, throw away, toss away, toss out, put away, throw out, cast out, dispose, fling, toss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
2.jettison - throw as from an airplane
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"

jettison

verb
1. abandon, reject, desert, dump, shed, scrap, throw out, discard, throw away, relinquish, forsake, slough off, throw on the scrapheap The government seems to have jettisoned the plan.
2. expel, dump, unload, throw overboard, eject, heave The crew jettisoned excess fuel and made an emergency landing.

jettison

verb
Informal. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective, for example:
Informal: chuck, shuck (off).
Slang: ditch.
noun
The act of getting rid of something useless or used up:
Translations
يُلقي حُمولَة السَّفينَه خوفا من الغَرَق
shodit
kaste over bord
kidob
varpa fyrir borî
išmesti už borto
kravas izmešana
zhodiť do mora

jettison

[ˈdʒetɪsn] VT (Naut) → echar al mar, echar por la borda (Aer) → vaciar (fig) → deshacerse de
we can safely jettison thatbien podemos prescindir de eso

jettison

[ˈdʒɛtɪzən ˈdʒɛtɪsən] vt
[+ idea, plan] → abandonner
[+ fuel] → larguer

jettison

vt
(Naut, Aviat) → (als Ballast) abwerfen or über Bord werfen
(fig) plan, view, policyüber Bord werfen; personabhängen, aufgeben; unwanted articleswegwerfen

jettison

[ˈdʒɛtɪsn] vt (burden) → alleggerirsi di; (hopes, chances) → abbandonare (Naut) → gettare in mare

jettison

(ˈdʒetisn) verb
to throw (cargo etc) overboard to lighten a ship, aircraft etc in times of danger. When one of the engines failed, the aeroplane crew jettisoned the luggage.
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