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  Words related to trench

Related / Similar Words: deep, oceanic abyss, ditch, impinge, encroach, entrench

 

Definition:
  • a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth;
  • any long ditch cut in the ground;
  • a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor;
  • dig a trench or trenches; "The National Guardsmen were sent out to trench";
  • cut a trench in, as for drainage; "ditch the land to drain it"; "trench the fields";
  • set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables";
  • cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone";
  • fortify by surrounding with trenches; "He trenched his military camp";
  • impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains";

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    Hyponyms: approach trench, communication trench, fire trench, moat, fosse, slit trench, furrow, Atacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, Japan Trench, Nares Deep

     

    Part Meronyms: entrenchment, intrenchment

     

    Derivational Morphology: ditch, trencher, impingement, encroachment, impact, contact, impinging, striking

     

     
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