- to encroach or infringe on.
- to come close to; verge on: His remarks were trenching on poor taste.
Origin of trench
OTHER WORDS FROM trenchsubtrench, nounun·trenched, adjective
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How to use trench in a sentence
Now, let’s return to the trenches and talk about what’s going on up front.In modern defensive fronts, the names have been changed|Richard Johnson|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
I’m looking at a trench on part of a 7,500-acre ranch outside Big Timber, Montana.
Ranch owner Kevin Halverson, 70, spent the morning shoveling snow out of the trench.
As trenches flooded, bomb craters on the battlefield filled with muddy water and swallowed artillery, horses, and people.A climate anomaly may have worsened the 1918 pandemic and WWI|Kate Baggaley|September 25, 2020|Popular-Science
If there are a half-dozen “Floridas,” one of them is sure to be Wisconsin, home to some of the closest elections and nastiest partisan trench warfare of the past decade.
You don't bag something and leave it by the trench while you go back to the truck for your lunch.
Early airpower theorists were not only repelled by trench warfare.
The guys that I was partnering with early on wanted the logo to be a guy opening his trench coat.The Movie Nudity Maestro: Jim McBride on 15 Years of Mr. Skin and That Scarlett Johansson Scene|Marlow Stern|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The goal was to get a human being to the bottom of the Mariana Trench for the first time since Cameron was a 5-year-old.
And the highlight for me was touching down at the bottom of the trench.
No word of the bombs and trench mortars I asked for six weeks ago, but the "bayonets" are coming in liberally now.
I asked him if that amounted to one shell per yard and he said the whole length of the trench was less than 100 yards.
The band took up a position in an old Spanish trench and played as the troops filed past along the beach.
The Anzacs are very much depressed to hear they are to get no more bombs for their six Japanese trench mortars.
On their march the Americans had to fight a hidden foe who slipped from trench to trench, or found safety in the woods.