Word of The Day – Jettison

Word of the Day : February 4, 2022


verb JET-uh-sun

What It Means

Jettison means, literally, “to throw (something) overboard to lighten a ship or aircraft in distress”; figuratively, it means “to get rid of (something).”

// The coach was jettisoned after the team failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year.

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JETTISON in Context

“… [U.S. President Joseph Biden] and his aides continued to work with key members of Congress on what could stay in the bill and what could be jettisoned….” — Bill Powell, Newsweek, 12 Nov. 2021