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    #1

    get rid of/ditch

    Can you explain to me if there are some differences in the meaning between these two verbs and their use?

    Do "to get rid of" and "to ditch" mean the same thing? and can they used in the same way?

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    #2

    Re: get rid of/ditch

    It depends on how each iword s used.

    You can get rid of poison ivy in your garden.

    You can ditch a person by hiding. (informal slang)

    You can get rid of a person, too.

    You can't ditch poison ivy.

    Can you give us more information?

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    #3

    Re: get rid of/ditch

    for example: I wanna get rid of that guy/ I wanna ditch that guy....any differences?

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    Re: get rid of/ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    for example: I wanna get rid of that guy/ I wanna ditch that guy....any differences?
    In this sentence they mean the same, "to ditch" is colloquial English for "to throw away".

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    #5

    Re: get rid of/ditch

    Could be . . . (the same meaning)

    But if you saw someone at a party and you did not want to talk to him, you could "ditch" him, even before he saw you.

    On the other hand, if he sees you and starts talking to you, then you will have to "get rid of him."

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    #6

    Re: get rid of/ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Could be . . . (the same meaning)

    But if you saw someone at a party and you did not want to talk to him, you could "ditch" him, even before he saw you.

    On the other hand, if he sees you and starts talking to you, then you will have to "get rid of him."
    You an also 'Ditch' him, by saying "I need to go to the toilets" (ladies room for you I suppose) or something else.

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