Translate trench | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
a narrow ditch dug by troops to provide a place of shelter from enemy fire.
) a connected system of trenches forming an army’s line.
) the battlefields of northern France and Belgium in World War I:the slaughter in the trenches created a new cynicism figurativeentry-level teachers are taught the latest classroom techniques by colleagues with experience in the trenches
(also ocean trench) a long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean floor, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone.
1 [with object] dig a trench or trenches in (the ground):she trenched the terrace to a depth of 6 feet turn over the earth of (a field or garden) by digging a succession of adjoining ditches. 2 [no object]
) archaic border closely on; encroach upon:this would surely trench very far on the dignity and liberty of citizens