Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun trench

3 senses of trench

Sense 1
trench -- (a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth)
       => ditch -- (a long narrow excavation in the earth)

Sense 2
trench, deep, oceanic abyss -- (a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor)
       => natural depression, depression -- (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

Sense 3
trench -- (any long ditch cut in the ground)
       => ditch -- (a long narrow excavation in the earth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb trench

6 senses of trench

Sense 1
impinge, encroach, entrench, trench -- (impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains")
       => trespass, take advantage -- (make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy")

Sense 2
trench -- (fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp")
       => fortify, fort -- (enclose by or as if by a fortification)

Sense 3
trench -- (cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 4
trench -- (set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 5
trench, ditch -- (cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields")
       => excavate, dig, hollow -- (remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside")

Sense 6
trench -- (dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench")
       => dig, dig out -- (create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel")

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