last-ditch


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last-ditch

(lăst′dĭch′)
adj.
Done or made as a final recourse, especially to prevent a crisis or disaster: a last-ditch effort to avert a strike.
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last-ditch

n
(modifier) made or done as a last desperate attempt or effort in the face of opposition
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last′-ditch′



adj.
constituting a final, desperate effort: a last-ditch attempt to avert war.
[1905–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.last-ditch - of something done as a final recourse (especially to prevent a crisis or disaster); "a last-ditch attempt"
ultimate - furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
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last-ditch

adjective final, frantic, desperate, struggling, straining, heroic, all-out (informal) a last-ditch attempt to prevent civil war
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Translations

last-ditch

[ˈlɑːstˈdɪtʃ] ADJ [defence, attempt] → último, desesperado
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last-ditch

[ˈlɑːstˌdɪtʃ] adj (attempt) → ultimo/a e disperato/a
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Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 8 (ANI): In what appears to be a last-ditch attempt to save the coalition government in the state, Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara, MB Patil, and Eshwara Khandre held a meeting at an undisclosed location with legal advisers on Monday.
-- A plan by U2 guitarist The Edge to build a cluster of mansions on a ridgeline above Malibu appears to be dead after California's highest court declined to consider his last-ditch appeal.
Copper fell to a near three-month low on Wednesday on concerns over a potential resumption of tit-for-tat trade tariffs between the United States and China ahead of last-ditch negotiations.
Embattled Mrs May posed with a "bloody difficult woman" mug and a hole-puncher with "PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE FROM OFFICE" stamped on it as she made a last-ditch plea for MPs to back her deal.
Shopkeepers on Limassol's Misiaouli, Kavasoglou and Yildiz streets have said they would make a last-ditch effort to resolve their dispute with local authorities over the reconstruction of the area.
The prime minister launched the amnesty scheme and reforms package in a last-ditch attempt at broadening the government's revenue base.
Summary: Announcement comes after last-ditch talks to sell its assets to an investor group collapsed
The general performance was also marked by the rise in fluidity to good levels when compared to last sessions' performance, thus contributing to a generally stable market and a last-ditch correction.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its 159 members have been working around the clock in Geneva in a last-ditch attempt to finalise the draft agreements that will be proposed at the ministerial meeting to be held in Bali, on 3-6 December.
Summary: Newly released archive shows Reagan issued a last-ditch appeal to Margaret Thatcher to abandon her campaign to retake the Falklands.
Summary: The price of crude rose Friday, following stock markets in Asia higher hours ahead of a last-ditch effort in Washington for political leaders to strike a budget deal before the year-end deadline.
FERRARI president Luca di Montezemolo has issued a rallying cry ahead of Fernando Alonso's last-ditch bid to become Formula One world champion.