Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DITCHING

But they must do something; and if set to ditching, would they like that any better?

Not much hedging, ditching, or hard work these times for Paddy!

Not much hedging, ditching, or hard work these times for Paddy?

There is a job of ditching to do that it will be hard to make joyous, but never mind.

But, to resume, I saw that there was no dainty way to do ditching and stepped in.

Lately I did some ditching, and I know that my earlier observations were all wrong.

Van and Allie are ditching and cleaning the swamp of the Italians below here.

Then into hydraulics and ditching, and then by easy degrees into saloon keeping.

On this depends the whole importance of deep plowing and ditching.

After a few blocks and two turns he felt safe in ditching the car.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dic "ditch, dike," a variant of dike (q.v.). Last ditch (1715) refers to the last line of military defenses.