ditch school

stay out of school without permission, skip school, "play hooky", be truant

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ditch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. channel, trench, gully, canal, moat, watercourse. See furrow. v. t., slang, cast off. See relinquishment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trench, canal, moat, furrow; see channel 1 , trench . v. 1. [To make a …   English dictionary for students

  • ditch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, wide ▪ shallow, small ▪ open ▪ The drainage system consisted of a few open ditches to facilitate run off …   Collocations dictionary

  • ditch — I. noun Etymology: Middle English dich, from Old English dīc dike, ditch; akin to Middle High German tīch pond, dike Date: before 12th century a long narrow excavation dug in the earth (as for drainage) II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ditch — ditchless, adj. /dich/, n. 1. a long, narrow excavation made in the ground by digging, as for draining or irrigating land; trench. 2. any open passage or trench, as a natural channel or waterway. v.t. 3. to dig a ditch or ditches in or around. 4 …   Universalium

  • ditch — ditch1 [dıtʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: dic] a long narrow hole dug at the side of a field, road etc to hold or remove unwanted water →↑last ditch ditch 2 ditch2 v 1.) [T] informal to stop having something because you no longer want it ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • school — noun ⇨ See also ↑high school ADJECTIVE ▪ nursery ▪ comprehensive, first, grammar, junior, middle, prep, preparatory, s …   Collocations dictionary

  • ditch — noun a narrow channel dug to hold or carry water. verb 1》 provide with or dig a ditch. 2》 informal get rid of; give up.     ↘N. Amer. play truant from (school). 3》 (with reference to an aircraft) make or cause to make a forced landing on water.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Maratha Ditch — (archaic spelling: Mahratta Ditch) was a three mile long moat excavated around Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) in the present Indian state of West Bengal, in 1742, as a protection against possible attacks by marauding Bargis, as the Marathas… …   Wikipedia

  • Crossing the Ditch — Route of the trans Tasman kayak crossing Crossing the Ditch was the effort of adventurers Justin Jones and James Castrission to become the first to cross the Tasman Sea and travel from Australia to New Zealand by sea kayak. Setting off from… …   Wikipedia

  • Summer School (film) — Infobox Film | name = Summer School caption = Theatrical release poster writer = Stuart Birnbaum David Dashev Jeff Franklin starring = Mark Harmon Kirstie Alley Robin Thomas Patrick Labyorteaux Courtney Thorne Smith Dean Cameron Gary Riley Kelly… …   Wikipedia

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