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noun [countable]     trench pronunciation in British English
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  1. 2
    a trench used by soldiers to protect themselves from enemy attack
    1. a.

      the trenches

      [plural] the system of trenches in northern France and Belgium used by soldiers during the First World War

      His great-grandfather died in the trenches.

  2. 3
    a long narrow valley in the ground under the sea
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