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