verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to encroach or infringe on.
- to come close to; verge on: His remarks were trenching on poor taste.
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Origin of trench
OTHER WORDS FROM trenchsubtrench, nounun·trenched, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.
With rallies banned, opposition primaries declared “illegal,” and elections postponed, Hong Kongers are finding it ever more difficult to protest in a city that is falling deeper into trenches of authoritarianism by the day.Hong Kongers drove a stock up 1,100% to protest a news mogul’s arrest|Mary Hui|August 11, 2020|Quartz
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
And the highlight for me was touching down at the bottom of the trench.
The 'floral' trench at the Chelsea Flower Show was created by a team representing the City of Birmingham.
The raiding, party hurled itself into the trench, headed by an officer of ferocious mien.
I knew that if they took the trench I was in it would be a bad job for our trenches behind.The Irish at the Front|Michael MacDonagh
A few paces ahead, the trench was crossed by a bridge (closed by a wicket gate) which connected the garden with the park.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
Along the crest of the plateau ran a sort of trench whose presence it was impossible for the distant observer to divine.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
There might have been a regiment of Germans in the trench for all that Dubois and his two comrades could tell.Fighting in France|Ross Kay