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  Definition of trench
  1. a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  2. any long ditch cut in the ground
  3. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  4. dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
  5. cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields"
  6. set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
  7. cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"
  8. fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"
  9. impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
Similar Words: deep, oceanic abyss, ditch, impinge, encroach, entrench

 

Hyponyms: approach trench, communication trench, fire trench, moat, fosse, slit trench, furrow, Atacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, Japan Trench, Nares Deep

 

Part Meronyms: entrenchment, intrenchment

 

Derivational Morphology: ditch, trencher, impingement, encroachment, impact, contact, impinging, striking

 

 
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