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  1. trench

    • IPA[tren(t)SH]

    美式

    • n.
      a long, narrow ditch.;a narrow ditch dug by troops to provide a place of shelter from enemy fire.
    • v.
      dig a trench or trenches in (the ground);turn over the earth of (a field or garden) by digging a succession of adjoining ditches.
    • verb: trench, 3rd person present: trenches, gerund or present participle: trenching, past tense: trenched, past participle: trenched

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a long, narrow ditch.
    • 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 entry-level teachers are taught the latest classroom techniques by colleagues with experience in the trenches
    • a long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean floor, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone.

    動詞

    • 1. 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. archaic border closely on; encroach on this would surely trench very far on the dignity and liberty of citizens