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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trench \Trench\, v. i. 1. To encroach; to intrench. [1913 Webster] Does it not seem as if for a creature to challenge to itself a boundless attribute, were to trench upon the prerogative of the divine nature? --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To have direction; to aim or tend. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] To trench at, to make trenches against; to approach by trenches, as a town in besieging it. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Like powerful armies, trenching at a town By slow and silent, but resistless, sap. --Young. [1913 Webster]