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trench

trench

 
 
pronunciation:
trench
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
in the trenches
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deep narrow excavation or furrow; ditch.
definition 2: an excavation embanked on one side with the dirt dug from it, used as shelter and concealment from enemy fire.
definition 3: (pl.) a system of or like such excavations, used in warfare or any combat.
definition 4: a long deep narrow depression in the ocean floor.
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phrase: in the trenches
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trenched, trenches, trenching
definition 1: to fortify with, or as if with, trenches; entrench.
definition 2: to make a trench in.
definition 3: to put or plant in a trench.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cut or dig a trench.
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