Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Slang To toss overboard.
  • transitive v. Slang To toss out; get rid of: deep-sixed the incriminating papers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. (idiomatic) to throw something overboard from a ship
  • v. (idiomatic) to get rid of something unwanted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to discard in a deep body of water; -- also used figuratively, to discard contemptuously.
  • transitive v. to throw from a boat into the water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. toss out; get rid of
  • v. throw from a boat

Etymologies

From deep + six. Maybe: depth of a grave (six feet). (Wiktionary)

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  • Mcgee was working on a novel named this.

    September 2, 2012

  • to bury (six feet under) << to kill

    June 18, 2008