1. To throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.
2. A voluntary sacrifice of cargo to lighten a ship’s load in time of distress

One interesting way to remember the meaning of the ‘Jettison’ is to correlate it to ‘JET’ Airways. Now, Jet Airways is always letting go of its staff members. In short they ‘Jettison’ their employees.

1. With his ship rapidly sinking, the captain ordered a last-ditch jettison of much of its cargo>
2. But the situation can alter life plans and jettison hopes.

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