Translation of ditch in Spanish:


zanja, n.

Pronunciation /dɪtʃ/

See Spanish definition of zanja


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    zanja feminine
    (at roadside) cuneta feminine
    (for irrigation) acequia feminine
    • And there was no drainage ditch on the side.
    • In one town, invading militiamen had filled an irrigation ditch with concrete.
    • The trails cross irrigation ditches, and one eventually winds through rainforest to more open fields.
    • Then you discover that the process has all the glamour of digging a ditch.
    • I jumped out and fell into a deep ditch by the side of the road.
    • Just to complicate matters a little more there is a deep ditch running from corner to corner in the field.
    • He even has a water-filled ditch built around the altar.
    • Why did Isabel Gonzalez carry flowers to a roadside ditch for more than 50 years?
    • But as he was about to climb up the muddy ditch, another water tree fell on him.
    • Consider a complex obstacle consisting of wire, minefields, and antitank ditches.
    • Next, we came across a wide canal or antitank ditch that was filled with water.
    • There are extensive anti-tank ditches, all in good order.
    • Most rural roadways are best suited to collect water in ditches on each side.
    • Around 2,000 years old, it was also discovered by ditch diggers in north-east Scotland in 1816.
    • He dived into the weeds and rolled into the ditch filled with ice-cold water.
    • And as soon as those ditches were filled, more were dug.
    • In the medieval period there was a wide ditch in front crossed by a drawbridge.
    • We hit a ditch and in about ten or 15 minutes all was quite.
    • The vehicle hit a ditch and turned over on the driver's side.
    • We found six species in a single small ditch beside the road to Bull Pond.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1 informal (abandon, get rid of)

      (girlfriend/boyfriend) plantar informal
      (girlfriend/boyfriend) botar Central America, Chile informal
      (object) deshacerse de
      (object) botar Latin America
      (object) tirar Spain, River Plate
      the robbers ditched the getaway car los ladrones dejaron tirado el coche en el que huyeron
      • She had been married for 25 years when her husband ditched her.
      • Shanti's daughter, Raji, had a philandering husband who ditched her and took up with Kala.
      • She ditched her husband in the Sin City, as part of a life-changing de-cluttering exercise in the early nineties.
      • If that means ditching a few people and making new friends than that's what she'll do.
      • He asked Sklar out, she accepted and, before long, she ditched her new husband and ran off with the comedian.
      • Fred, however, is down in the dumps because Virginia has ditched him for a Texas millionaire.
      • Anyway, I had some people telling me to ditch the girl, others telling me to forgive and forget.
      • The trick is to ensure that the words you speak when you ditch her reveal your true personality at last.
      • If it feels like your girl is ditching you for the guy, relax.
      • The speed at which other employers are ditching gold-plated occupational schemes and cutting their contributions is causing great dismay.
      • Nobody's doubting Baxter's sincerity, but if he ditched even some of the throwaway lite rockers, he'd be a far edgier and ultimately more appealing prospect.
      • And what about her emotional strain upon being ditched?
      • A few months ago, he was poised to quit the game after being ditched cruelly at the end of last season by Glasgow.
      • I mean come on you can't just ditch us because you moved across the country.
      • My best friend of many years finally ditched her louse of a husband.
      • She knew Andy wouldn't just sleep with her and then ditch her.
      • Go along with it and then ditch him as soon as possible.
      • Jen just completely ditched Ryan, which really was messed up of her.
      • How could she just completely ditch me, and for the one person who at that time truly hated me.
      • You need some breathing room, but you don't want to totally ditch Lindsay.

    • 1.2 informal

      • The other remedy, of course, is to ditch all home PCs - go on, just throw them out in the street and get rid of them.
      • However, to gain credibility with supporters he is ditching - or at least modifying - some of his pro-European views.
      • But it bothers my head that my heart is so casual about ditching long and deeply held principles.
      • This would mean ditching all the stuff I've recorded and collected on quaint videotape, but it has to happen.
      • Reaching middle age is a good time for a mental clear-out, ditching all this depressing clutter.
      • None of my fellow smokers and ex-smokers can believe I still feel pangs of nostalgia for the habit I finally ditched in March after 25 years, on and off.
      • An interactive experiment gets ditched in its original form.
      • Together they ditched £155,000 of shares as the company's stock continued to hover around its highest level for three years.
      • Rules and procedures exist but, one soon realises, these are mere guidelines, to be used when helpful, and ditched when not.
      • The electro-car would be used for several hours and then ditched within specified downtown limits.
      • Still, good to see they're still around, and back in the medical uniforms they briefly ditched.
      • We ditched all the debris overboard and the chippies welded a piece of steel over the hole so we could carry on.
      • However, some traditional but gender-specific Gaelic words have been ditched in favour of English borrowings.
      • Are Kiwis following the US trend towards ditching their landline in favour of wireless connectivity?
      • More of them have broadband connections and a much larger percentage have ditched their landlines for mobile phones.
      • But the second she opened the door, I ditched all my misgivings.
      • Sal wakes him up to ditch the car and has trouble sleeping himself.
      • Jake ditched his bike at the clearing's edge and ran to the hut.
      • We ditched the bikes and our bags and started to walk the perimeter.
      • Alternatively, the psychometric tests could be ditched altogether.

    • 1.3US slang (evade)

      to ditch the police escurrírsele a la policía

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    to ditch a plane hacer un amaraje / amarizaje / amerizaje (forzoso)
    • All the time there were aircraft ditching in the sea.
    • Geelong and Cessnock were also among the first units on scene when an RMAF Hawk aircraft ditched in the early phases of the exercise.
    • Unknown to our crew, the skipper had told the squadron our aircraft had ditched, and survivor status was unknown.
    • However, he had soon narrowed the search down to five aircraft ditched around Vis.
    • The aircraft had to ditch in the North Sea and all six crew members were able to scramble out and into a dinghy.
    • Three crew members returning from an attack on Genoa died after their aircraft was forced to ditch in the River Humber.
    • When it lost control it ditched into the water which will destroy all the electronics and gear inside the plane (security feature).
    • The flight turned into an Immediate disaster and had to ditch in icy waters.
    • One of their missions was to fire illumination flares to aid commercial and military aircraft that were forced to ditch at sea.
    • Of the 16 bombers that took off, 15 crashed or ditched at sea.
    • There was no distress call from the plane which circled the airport twice before ditching into the sea.
    • More than a dozen of its Faireys are reported as crashing or ditching into the sea, though none has yet been discovered in reasonable condition.
    • Peter and Helen Walsh were among the four on board that lost their lives when the plane ditched into the sea in thick fog.
    • The Tunisian airliner with 39 people on board was attempting an emergency landing before ditching into the sea, Italian officials said.
    • Some planes searched in vain; a lot of the fighters had to ditch as they simply ran out of fuel.
    • The plane ditched 100m north of the rocks into a sea lashed by the gusting wind, and it took only seconds to sink.
    • My wingman aborted somewhere along the line, and I escorted a B- 17 to a successful ditching in the middle of the North Sea.
    • There was no distress call from the plane which circled the airport twice before ditching into the sea.
    • Yes, you can bail out of the aircraft or you can ditch the aircraft in the ocean or you can land.
    • Deterioration of the hydraulic system could have resulted in us ditching the aircraft, just not so soon.
    • The pilot ditched his aircraft in the lagoon surrounding the islands.
    • I was concerned that I was either going to have to ditch the aircraft or would have controllability problems on deck.
    • At this point, the crew realized we might have to bail out or ditch the aircraft.
    • The remaining engines subsequently lost power, and the captain ditched the airplane into the bay.
    • A light aircraft pilot was said to be lucky to be alive tonight after ditching his plane in the Irish Sea.
    • Someone must have bailed out and ditched their flying machine over the water.
    • Then reports of a massive cyclone start coming in; the boats are trapped at sea, the pilots are forced to ditch the plane in the drink.
    • Why didn't the pilot just head out to sea and ditch the plane so the Chinese wouldn't have gotten a chance to capture it?
    • He could see the blood on my face and thought it might be necessary for me to ditch my plane.
    • The outer panels of the wing were sealed to help the aircraft to float in case it had to be ditched in the sea.
    • Last August, Fossett set a solo balloonist duration record, flying for 12 days, 12 hours and 57 minutes before ditching on a cattle ranch in Brazil.
    • Given the choice of landing in unfriendly Syria or ditching, he was forced to make a cutter landing at night, and he hasn't forgotten.
    • Mr Burke said he believed the pilot deliberately ditched in the river - but left it late to avoid hitting villages on either bank.
    • Membership is available only to aviators who have ditched into the sea, and survived.
    • He cannot make it over that last ridge to ditch in the sea.

intransitive verb

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    hacer un amaraje (forzoso)
    hacer un amarizaje (forzoso)
    hacer un amerizaje (forzoso)