how to pronounce ditch


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ditch is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ditch in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… simply as a last-ditch defense as it …”

meanings of ditch


  1. To dig ditches around.
  2. To discard or abandon.
  3. To deliberately crash-land an airplane on water.
  4. To throw into a ditch.
  5. To dig ditches.
  6. Alternative form of deech.
  7. To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey.


  1. A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
  2. Alternative form of deech.
  3. A raised bank of earth and the hedgerow on top.

ditch frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ditch occurs in english on average 5.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ditch can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ditch can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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