the trenches

Definition of the trenches

: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

trench play trenches
  1. : a long cut in the ground : ditch

  2. : a place, position, or level at which an activity is carried on in a manner likened to trench warfare

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

  1. : to make a cut in : carve

  2. : to protect with or as if with a trench

  3. : to cut a trench in : ditch


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