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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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(modifier) made or done as a last desperate attempt or effort in the face of opposition
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constituting a final, desperate effort: a last-ditch attempt to avert war.
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|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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adjective final, frantic, desperate, struggling, straining, heroic, all-out (informal) a last-ditch attempt to prevent civil war
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