Definition of Deep-six

1. Verb. Toss out; get rid of. "Deep-six these old souvenirs!"




2. Verb. Throw from a boat.
Exact synonyms: Throw Overboard
Generic synonyms: Throw

Definition of Deep-six

1. Verb. (American English) (idiomatic) to throw something overboard from a ship ¹

2. Verb. (American English) (idiomatic) to get rid of something unwanted ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deep-six

deep-freezing
deep-fried
deep-froze
deep-frozen
deep-fry
deep-frying
deep-laid
deep-mined
deep-rooted
deep-sea
deep-sea diver
deep-sea prawn
deep-sea prawns
deep-seated
deep-set
deep-six (current term)
deep-sixed
deep-sixes
deep-sixing
deep-sleep
deep-throat
deep-vein thrombosis
deep-water
deep abdominal reflexes
deep artery of thigh
deep artery of tongue
deep auricular artery
deep bite

Literary usage of Deep-six

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1. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"... found during one season no injury from running a knife three inches deep six inches from the hill, or six inches deep twenty- two inches from the hill, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"6 ,. ,, by the deep six. 6J ,, ,, and a quarter six. 6J ,, ,, and a half six. 6f ,, ,, quarter less seven. 7 „ by the mark seven. League. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1896)
"The leaching-department is provided with seven leaching- or ore-tanks, 17 feet inside diameter and 9 feet deep; six precipi- tating-tanks for solution, ..."

4. Catalogue of Gymnastic Apparatus by Narragansett Machine Co (1916)
"Size, 36 inches wide, 18 inches deep, six feet high, (6J ^ ft. on legs). No. 3513 Steel Storage Cabinet. STEEL WARDROBE With strong braced steel doors, ..."

5. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1896)
"The leaching-department is provided with seven leaching- or ore-tanks, 17 feet inside diameter and 9 feet deep; six precipi- tating-tanks for solution, ..."

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