the trenches

Definition of the trenches

  1. :  a place or situation in which people do very difficult work These people are working every day down in the trenches to improve the lives of refugees.

Word by Word Definitions

trenchplay trenches
  1. :  a long cut in the ground :  ditch

    :  one used for military defense often with the excavated dirt thrown up in front

    :  a long, narrow, and usually steep-sided depression in the ocean floor — compare trough

  1. :  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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