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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

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

I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
Ella Maillart

When you're a short actor you stand on apple boxes, you walk on a ramp. When you're a short star everybody else walks in a ditch.
Michael J. Fox

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

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