trench warfare

Definitions of trench warfare
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n a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other

“instead of the war ending quickly, it became bogged down in trench warfare
Type of:
armed combat, combat
an engagement fought between two military forces

n a struggle (usually prolonged) between competing entities in which neither side is able to win

“the hope that his superior campaigning skills would make a difference evaporated in the realization that electioneering had become a form of trench warfare
Type of:
war, warfare
an active struggle between competing entities

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