trench

Part of speech: verb

To dig a trench in or about; encroach; cut trenches.

Part of speech: noun

A long narrow excavation in the ground; ditch.

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Usage examples "trench":

  1. I should never have thought of that tunnel in the world if the trench hadn't suggested it. - "The House of a Thousand Candles", Meredith Nicholson.
  2. A trench may begin in the ruins of a house, may run up out of a ditch; may be cut into a rise of ground sheltered under a hill, and is built in many ways by many men. - "Tales of War", Lord Dunsany.
  3. We're going to start on the trench tomorrow. - "Wanderers", Knut Hamsun.