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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

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

I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.
Ty Cobb

If you listen to everybody's opinions, I mean, I always say I'd be digging a ditch on the side of the road now if I had listened to what everybody told me what to do. You know, you have to follow your heart, you have to.
Brian Setzer

Acting is the hardest job in the entire world. By far. Harder than ditch digging.
Paul Thomas Anderson
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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
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