jettison jettison  /ˈdʒɛ tɪ sən/


  1. (v) throw away, of something encumbering
  2. (v) throw as from an airplane


  1. Wall Streeters questioned the economic wisdom of GM's paying so much money to jettison an in-house critic.
  2. In building the best teams, de Rond argues, it's sometimes necessary to jettison a bit of skill for sociability.
  3. Bruno considers a pair of shoes to be a single entity, which seems sensible but still pretty hard-core when you're trying to jettison all but 100 personal possessions.


  1. DirecTV Disses Broadcasters

    DirecTV says it's time for Congress to step in and either jettison broadcast regulations altogether or make must-carry/retransmission laws smarter to reflect the marketplace, Broadcast & Cable reports.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Business Journal

  2. Retiring astronaut Hadfield calls 'Space Odyssey' most realistic sci-fi

    Preparing to jettison from the Canadian Space Agency, Chris Hadfield reflects on Kubrick's epic film and his youth on a corn farm watching "Star Trek" reruns. Originally posted at Crave
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Critics: Reconsider eliminating Planning and Zoning Commission

    A Town Council proposal to jettison a key advisory board has generated critical feedback from the Palm Beach Civic Association and from Martin Klein, the longest-serving member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and its former chairman. Bob Wright, chairman and CEO of the civic association, and Klein have urged the council to reconsider its May 8 decision to discard the zoning commission ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Palm Beach Daily News


  1. "Americans do not respect believers of convenience," Romney said. "Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world."
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

  2. "I took the overreaching arc I was headed toward in the TV show and made that the plot of the movie," Whedon said. "I had to jettison or streamline plenty of things. It's two totally different mediums, and you've got to respect that. A TV...
    on Aug 31, 2005 By: Joss Whedon Source:

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