Trench - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |trentʃ|  American pronunciation of the word trench
Brit.  |trɛn(t)ʃ|  British pronunciation of the word trench

noun

- a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
- a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor (syn: deep)
- any long ditch cut in the ground

verb

- impinge or infringe upon(syn: encroach, entrench, impinge)
- fortify by surrounding with trenches
- cut or carve deeply into
- set, plant, or bury in a trench
- cut a trench in, as for drainage(syn: ditch)
- dig a trench or trenches

Examples

...dug a trench and filled it with water in an attempt to keep the forest fire off her property...

Workers dug a trench for gas lines.

the trenches of World War I

This matter entrenches on other domains

He trenched his military camp

The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench

They delivered a truckload of fill for the trench.

there was not enough fill for the trench

The next instant a dark object swooshed and fell in the bottom of the trench.

Word forms

noun
singular: trench
plural: trenches
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