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trench

noun uk   /trentʃ/ us  
[C] a narrow hole that is dug into the ground: A workman was killed when the sides of the trench he was working in collapsed. [C usually plural] a deep hole dug by soldiers and used as a place from which they can attack the enemy while being hidden: the trenches of the First World War trench warfare
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