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Dictionary definition for: Trench

1. (n) a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth

2. (v) impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual" "This matter entrenches on other domains"

3. (n) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

4. (v) fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp"

5. (n) any long ditch cut in the ground

6. (v) cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"

7. (v) set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers" "trench the vegetables"

8. (v) cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it" "trench the fields"

9. (v) dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"

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