As nouns the difference between embankment and ditch
is that embankment
is a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road while ditch
is or ditch
can be a trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
As a verb ditch is
can be to discard or abandon.
a long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
From earlier deche, from (etyl) dechen, from (etyl) .
From (etyl) dich, from (etyl) .
A trench; a long, shallow indentation, as for irrigation or drainage.
- Digging ditches has long been considered one of the most demanding forms of manual labor.
* ditch weed
* ox is in the ditch
To discard or abandon.
To deliberately crash-land an airplane on the sea.
- Once the sun came out we ditched our rain-gear and started a campfire.
To deliberately not attend classes; to play hookey.
- When the second engine failed, the pilot was forced to ditch ; their last location was just south of the Azores.
To dig ditches.
- The truant officer caught Louise ditching with her friends, and her parents were forced to pay a fine.
To dig ditches around.
- Enclosure led to fuller winter employment in hedging and ditching .
To throw into a ditch.
- The soldiers ditched the tent to prevent flooding.
- The engine was ditched and turned on its side.
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