Noun: trench trench
Verb: trench trench
- Any long ditch cut in the ground
- A ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
- A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
- deep, oceanic abyss
- Fortify by surrounding with trenches
"He trenched his military camp"
- Cut or carve deeply into
"letters trenched into the stone"
- Set, plant, or bury in a trench
"trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
- Cut a trench in, as for drainage
"trench the fields";
- Dig a trench or trenches
"The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench"
- [archaic] Have a negative effect on, esp. by somehow restricting; infringe upon
"This trenches on my rights as an individual";
- impinge, encroach, entrench
Derived forms: trenched, trenching, trenches
Type of: cut, depression, dig, dig out, ditch, excavate, fort, fortify, hollow, lay, natural depression, place, pose, position, put, set, take advantage, trespass
Part of: entrenchment, intrenchment
Encyclopedia: Trench, Shropshire