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- n. Warfare in which opposing sides occupy trenches and repeatedly fire at one another; usually involving high casualty rates over a long period of time.
- n. Fighting of any sort which offers no hope of ending soon.
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- n. a struggle (usually prolonged) between competing entities in which neither side is able to win
- n. a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other
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