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Definition of Ditch

Ditch

  1. 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.
  2. Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
  3. To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
  4. To surround with a ditch.
  5. To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
  6. To dig a ditch or ditches.

Ditch Quotations

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
Calvin Coolidge

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
Booker T. Washington

We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn't being strong, it's being a victim.
Jane Powell

We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward.
David Axelrod

I have three phobias which, could I mute them, would make my life as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water: I hate to go to bed, I hate to get up, and I hate to be alone.
Tallulah Bankhead
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Ditch Translations

ditch in Afrikaans is sloot
ditch in Dutch is groeve, greppel, gracht, kuil, groef
ditch in Latin is fossa
ditch in Portuguese is vala
ditch in Spanish is cuneta, zanja
ditch in Swedish is dike