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    trench

    trench - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trench

    Definition
    (noun) a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth Definition
    (noun) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    Synonyms : deep , oceanic abyss
    Definition
    (noun) any long ditch cut in the ground Definition
    (verb) impinge or infringe upon
    Synonyms : encroach , entrench , impinge
    Example Sentence
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains
    Definition
    (verb) fortify by surrounding with trenches
    Example Sentence
    • He trenched his military camp
    Definition
    (verb) cut or carve deeply into
    Example Sentence
    • letters trenched into the stone
    Definition
    (verb) set, plant, or bury in a trench
    Example Sentence
    • trench the fallen soldiers
    • trench the vegetables
    Definition
    (verb) cut a trench in, as for drainage
    Synonyms : ditch
    Example Sentence
    • ditch the land to drain it
    • trench the fields
    Definition
    (verb) dig a trench or trenches
    Example Sentence
    • The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench
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