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jettison

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To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman getteson, from Old French getaison (French: would be jetaison like pendaison).

Noun

Singular
jettison

Plural
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  1. (uncountable) Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
  2. (countable) The action of jettisoning items.

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Verb

Infinitive
to jettison

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
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Present participle
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to jettison (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, or hot-air balloon, so as to lighten the load.
    The ballooners had to jettison all of their sand bags to make it over the final hill.
    The jettisoning of fuel tanks.
  2. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.

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