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Jettison, v.

Pronunciation: ˈjedəsən, ˈjedəzən

Meaning: To abandon or discard something (or someone) that is no longer needed or wanted.


  • We had one too many bulldozers on the project so we jettisoned one of them.
  • Since we no longer need any of the temp workers, let’s jettison them – all of them.
  • He decided there was no need to jettison these materials as there is a good chance we might need them next year.

Ara Norwood is a multi-faceted and results-oriented professional. Spanning a multiplicity of disciplines including leadership, management, innovation, strategy, service, sales, business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Ara is also a historian, having special expertise on the era of the founding of our republic.
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