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Definitions of trench:
  • noun:   a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  • noun:   any long ditch cut in the ground
  • noun:   a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  • verb:   dig a trench or trenches
    Example: "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
  • verb:   cut a trench in, as for drainage
    Example: "Trench the fields"
  • verb:   set, plant, or bury in a trench
    Example: "Trench the fallen soldiers"
  • verb:   cut or carve deeply into
    Example: "Letters trenched into the stone"
  • verb:   fortify by surrounding with trenches
    Example: "He trenched his military camp"
  • verb:   impinge or infringe upon
    Example: "This matter entrenches on other domains"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #41816)

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