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The seas were so rough, the captain jettisoned some of the cargo to better stabilize the ship.
  to get rid of something not wanted — such as:
  • an idea, plan, or project
  • items thrown from a ship or plane
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jettisoned jettison jettisoning jettisons
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  • The seas were so rough, the captain jettisoned some of the cargo to better stabilize the ship.
  • The policy is to jettison excess fuel prior to landing on the carrier.
  • He looked at me then like I was an object to be jettisoned if necessary.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Ten peculiar children and one peculiar bird were made to fit in just three stout rowboats, with much being jettisoned and left behind on the dock.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • My Doc Martens had been jettisoned in favor of beautiful handmade black suede heels.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Because the plane could carry only a small load, I was forced to jettison some of my "desiderata," including the useless canoe-cum-bathtub.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It had jettisoned four thousand years of memories like so much ballast.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The smell that hits us as we enter nearly jettisons me backward—out the door, through time, back to fourth grade.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Basketball players did passing drills on deck, but the wind kept jettisoning the balls into the Atlantic.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • By jettisoning the Under 15 team, Luma still wouldn’t have time for herself exactly, but she could focus her energies on the kids who were reciprocating her commitment to the Fugees.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • His survival instinct told him to jettison the canister right now.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The cops grouped the boys together, lined them up against a fence, and demanded to know which of them had jettisoned the bag, which later turned out to be filled with quinine, not heroin.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • With a huge heave, he jettisoned the lot into the suspended night.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It’s hard to salvage jettisoned cargo and, if it is retrieved, it’s usually irreparably damaged.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Seemingly, all supervision had been jettisoned.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Robert Leader could not suppress a smile of glee as he spotted two large drop-tanks—jettisoned fuel tanks from Navy planes.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • In a matter of only a few seconds, in fact, her eyes appeared to jettison everything that was dark and heavy and to glow with fan-club appreciation.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • The captain claimed to have had a fire aboard, but photographs taken by naval reconnaissance aircraft—ours and Japanese—did not show smoke or fire-damaged debris being jettisoned from the submarine.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Yes, I understood the invitation to madness and the jettison of reason and the escape from the clogs of convention in surrender to the unbridled surge of spirit and fantasy.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • In Ayemenem they danced to jettison their humiliation in the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It turned out that he had departed Camp Four carrying both a backpack and an oxygen bottle; he later told me that although he didn’t intend to use the gas, he wanted to have a bottle handy in the d he needed it higher on the peak, event that "his power was low" an Upon reaching the Balcony, however, he jettisoned the pack and gave his oxygen canister, mask, and regulator to Beidleman to carry for him.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Would amnesty be granted because people jettisoned by the regime (and therefore themselves potential political prisoners) request it of the president?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • First of all, I said, no self-respecting freedom fighter would take orders from the government he is fighting against or jettison a longtime ally in the interest of pleasing an antagonist.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • When I let Nathaniel know how worried I am about his safety, he tells me to relax, assuring me he has jettisoned enough of his belongings to make room for the new violin and cello on his buggy and keep them covered.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • In the warm night the room grew hotter and hotter, coats and ties were jettisoned at an early stage, and the gramophone went on working through an enormous pile of records, half of which Peter had borrowed for the evening.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Worst-case scenario, we jettison the section on Björck.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He likes the way seagulls swoop down on garbage mounds and trail after ships waiting for the glint of jettison at the bow.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They had hot-water bottles that they would jettison as soon as the heat dissipated, vacuum bottles of hot tea, and meat sandwiches.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • These articles, he claimed, caused him to abandon the plan and to jettison all hope of ever succeeding at such a scheme in the future.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The first stage depleted its fuel, and the booster coasted for a fraction of a second as it jettisoned stage clamps via explosive bolts.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Now it was the old man who wanted to stick with Vic and Roger and it was the kid (by this time forty years old) who wanted to jettison them, arguing with some logic that it would be madness to hand their account over to a two-bit ad agency six hundred miles north of the New York pulsebeat.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The "reserve" drums had been taken aboard for his return trip to Churchill and I thought it rather reckless of him to jettison them, but since he was in command I let him have his way.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Just like he jettisoned his parents when they were of no use to him, he’s dropping me because I don’t fit in his new life.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • As stains and stench accumulated, the restaurant’s manager built a chute on the roof and threatened to jettison the garbage directly onto Olmsted’s precious lawns.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • If he didn’t know better, that is at first glance, he could have sworn that the thing resembled nothing more than an enormous quivering … And then the thing exploded, jettisoning an amazing amount of tunnel waste directly at the unfortunate manservant!
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
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