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Meaning of "last ditch" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAST DITCH

last ditch play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAST DITCH

last
last but not least
last but one
last chance saloon
Last Day
last honours
Last Judgement
Last Judgment
last knockings
last name
last out
last post
last quarter
last resort
last resting place
last rites
last straw
Last Supper
last thing
last-born

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAST DITCH

bitch
cross-stitch
ditch
drainage ditch
fitch
glitch
hitch
irrigation ditch
itch
last-ditch
mitch
on-off switch
pitch
quidditch
Redditch
son of a bitch
stitch
switch
twitch
witch

Synonyms and antonyms of last ditch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «last ditch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAST DITCH

Find out the translation of last ditch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of last ditch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «last ditch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

孤注一掷的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desesperado
570 millions of speakers

English

last ditch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिछले खाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أخيرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

последнему рубежу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

derradeiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেষ খাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ultime
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Parit terakhir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

allerletzte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最後の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

최후의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pungkasan selokan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mương sau cùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடைசி தள்ளாடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेवटचा खंदक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Son hendek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ultimo e disperato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rów ostatni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

останнього рубежу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ultimul șanț
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τελευταία χαντάκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laaste wanhopige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sista desperat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

siste grøft
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of last ditch

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST DITCH»

The term «last ditch» is regularly used and occupies the 58.730 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST DITCH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about last ditch

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAST DITCH»

Discover the use of last ditch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to last ditch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Last Ditch
"Imperial Commissar Ciaphas Cain returns to Nusquam Fundumentibus to crush the ork attacks which have been plaguing the frozen planet.
Sandy Mitchell, 2013
2
Last Ditch (The Ngaio Marsh Collection)
A classic Ngaio Marsh novel
Ngaio Marsh, 2010
3
Last Ditch
'I am utterly beguiled by G. M. Ford's Leo Waterman . . . Ford writes with a toughness leavened by grace and wit' MARGARET MARON 'A fine new mystery' SEATTLE TIMES
G. M. Ford, 2010
4
Bataan, Our Last Ditch: The Bataan Campaign, 1942
Focuses on America's first engagement in WWII.
John W. Whitman, 1990
5
The Last Ditch: Britain's Resistance Plans Against the Nazis
The secret story of the British Resistance movement during World War II.
David Lampe, 2013
6
The Last Ditch
Jonathan Meredith's life is a disaster, all because of a Greek holiday and Iris, the girl who has brought his world - parents, education, society - tumbling down.
K M Peyton, 2014
7
Hot Tips, Sneaky Tricks, and Last Ditch Tactics: An ...
Describes the recruiting process in banking, consulting, insurance, and major corporations, and explains how hiring decisions are made
Jeff B. Speck, 1989
8
The Last Ditch:
Will Levington Comfort. The. Last. Ditch. Will Levington Comfort The Last Ditch Will Levington Comfort. Front Cover.
Will Levington Comfort, 2014
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Heinkel HE 162 Volksjager: Last Ditch Effort by the Luftwaffe
The primary objective of this source edition is to provide readers with original documents, allowing them to form their own impression of the development, manufacture and operation of the Heinkel He 162.
Peter Muller, 2010
10
Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
NED Distinction 3b. D203 Distrust is the mother of security 1776 Heath Papers 2.8: Distrust is the mother of security, 1782 3.371. Cf. Oxford 671; Tilley R72. D204 To be in one's last Ditch 1779 Lee Papers 3.370: Great Britain is at her last ditch.
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAST DITCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term last ditch is used in the context of the following news items.
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Moray pensioner's last ditch appeal to rehome lost soldier's war medal
A Moray pensioner has issued a further appeal to trace the descendants of a lost soldier so he can return a prized World War I service medal. «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
2
Last ditch attempt to save historic Bideford building
A CAMPAIGNER fighting to save a historic landmark set to be sold for property development said it will be "rest in peace Bideford" if the sale ... «North Devon Journal, Jul 15»
3
Manchester United Launch Last Ditch Effort to Sign Ramos
The fourth and final offer has been reportedly made by Manchester United in an attempt to sign Spanish center back Sergio Ramos from Real ... «SportsBlog.com, Jul 15»
4
NJ Transit board ignores last ditch pleas, approves fare hike and …
The unanimous vote came after close to two hours where 21 speakers made last ditch pleas to find another way to close a budget gap without ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
5
Last Ditch Efforts to Avoid Crisis Continue
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has left crisis talks between Burundi's rival political factions without a deal, but last-ditch efforts to end ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Doctors make last ditch bid for Stepping Hill to get super-hospital …
Senior doctors from outside Greater Manchester have made a last ditch plea for Stepping Hill to become a specialist super hospital ahead of a ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
7
888 Holdings Makes Last Ditch Play For Bwin.party
The next seven days will be “pivotal” in the battle for bwin.party, adding that 888 are still in the running. (Image: Pokerground.com). «CardsChat.com, Jul 15»
8
Eamon's supporters launch last ditch effort to save gas station
Eamon's supporters launch last ditch effort to save gas station. CBC News Posted: Jul 09, 2015 4:30 AM MT Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015 4:30 AM MT. A Calgary ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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One Last Ditch Effort To Agree
Good day. And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! It's still raining here! UGH! Right after I walked into the house yesterday, it began to pour, and ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»
10
126 politicians make last ditch pitch for $15-an-hour wage for fast …
ALBANY — A group of 126 elected officials — including 19 New York City Council members — is making a last ditch pitch for a $15-an-hour ... «New York Daily News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Last ditch [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/last-ditch>. Oct 2020 ».
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