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Synonyms for jettison
ˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zənjet·ti·son

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  1. jettisonnoun


  2. jettisonnoun

    To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, spaceship or hot-air balloon, so as to lighten the load.

    jetsam, dump, chuck, discard, ditch, junk, scrap, toss, lose

  3. jettisonverb

    To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.

    jetsam, ditch, toss, chuck, dump, scrap, junk, lose, discard

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jettisonverb

    throw away, of something encumbering

  2. jettisonverb

    throw as from an airplane

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  1. Wendy Young:

    I fear that one of the insidious agenda items here is for the administration to jettison the protections... all the policies and procedures we built up over the years to protect the children in the system, we were starting to get there and then under this administration -- a system that has taken us 30 years to build, it's taken them three months to tear down.

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  • Ballast, Ballast abwerfen, über Bord werfenGerman
  • deslastrar, desechar, expelerSpanish
  • جتیسونPersian
  • se débarrasser, largage, par-dessus bord, larguer, balancer, jeter, délester, abandonner, lest, délestageFrench
  • pembuanganIndonesian
  • לִנְטוֹשׁHebrew
  • lozen, achterlaten, overboord werpen, van de hand doenDutch
  • hiveNorwegian
  • livrar-se de, [[jogar]] [[fora]], deslastrarPortuguese
  • сброс, выбрасывание, сбрасывать, сбросить, выбрасывать, выброситьRussian
  • அகற்றுவதும்Tamil
  • 抛弃Chinese

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