You probably know that the word "ditch" as a noun means a place usually by the side of the road where excess water can flow. [His car ran off the road and into a ditch.] However, do you know what it means when people tell you to ditch a place or ditch your phone?
Well, the verb 'to DITCH' is actually related to the noun. It means to leave someone or something behind (by the side of the road, so to speak). You can actually ditch anything or anyone anywhere. You can ditch your umbrella if you don't need it anymore; you can ditch your plans if something unexpected comes up; you can even ditch people you don't like at the mall. Have you heard anyone use this word before? Because it's slang, it's best not to use this word in an academic essay, but it's fine to use it in any informal speech or writing.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES.
Let's ditch all our plans for the day and stay home, instead. I'm exhausted.
She ditched her friends at the party when she met a guy she liked.
He ditched his umbrella when it stopped raining. He didn't want to carry it around.
They're ready to ditch their extravagant lifestyle and start living simply and frugally.
We hear they're ditching meat and becoming vegetarians.
DITCHING IS NOT EXACTLY CHUCKING(throwing something away). One thing to keep in mind is that ditching something does not necessarily mean throwing it away. Ditching something usually just means leaving it or stop using or being involved in it.
There you are, folks. Have you stopped using anything lately? Perhaps you ditched your computer or ditched your phone on your last vacation, so you can completely unplug. Perhaps you ditched your doctor when you found a better one. If you are flexible, you can probably easily ditch your plans or your itinerary when you find something better to do.
THIS #SUBWAYAD To be honest, I'm not familiar with the company on this subway ad, but the idea of ditching the office definitely caught my attention. I would love to be able to work wherever and whenever I want. Indeed, in this day and age, anyone who wants to should be able to do it. What do you think? Would you be happy to ditch your office?
Well, if this is a new word for you, I hope you start using it. Thanks for using thesmallguidesite. Catch you later!