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trenchnoun

uk   /trentʃ/  us   /trentʃ/
[C] a ​narrowhole 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 ​deepholedug 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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(Definition of trench from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trenchnoun [C]

 us   /trentʃ/
a ​narrowchanneldug into the ​ground: I ​dug a trench around the ​tent to ​keeprainwater from getting in.
earth science A trench is also a ​long, ​deepvalley at the ​bottom of an ​ocean.
(Definition of trench from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trench”
in Korean 참호…
in Arabic خَنْدَق…
in Malaysian parit pelindung…
in French tranchée…
in Russian канава, траншея…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壕溝, 溝渠, 戰壕,塹壕…
in Italian fosso, solco, trincea…
in Turkish hendek, siper…
in Polish rów…
in Spanish trinchera…
in Vietnamese rãnh, mương…
in Portuguese vala, trincheira…
in Thai คู…
in German der (Schützen-)Graben…
in Catalan rasa, trinxera…
in Japanese 溝, 堀, 塹壕(ざんごう)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 壕沟, 沟渠, 战壕,堑壕…
in Indonesian parit…
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