Definition of the trenches
- These people are working every day down in the trenches to improve the lives of refugees.
: a long cut in the ground : ditch
: a place, position, or level at which an activity is carried on in a manner likened to trench warfare
: a long, narrow, and usually steep-sided depression in the ocean floor — compare trough
: to make a cut in : carve
: to protect with or as if with a trench
: to cut a trench in : ditch
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