verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Related formsre·en·trench, verbun·en·trenched, adjective
Examples from the Web for entrench
In 1905, a group of Indians from a variety of native peoples united to entrench “tribal sovereignty” against federal power.
The peace treaty was also a chance to distract from his interest in working to entrench Israel sovereignty over the West Bank.
A dogmatic person will entrench himself in his dearly held beliefs and vigorously fight that truth.
That means, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently noted, that a military strike will likely entrench Iranian tyranny.
Better get back to the fo'c's'le, Jemmy, and entrench yourself.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Warren and Sedgwick began to entrench themselves when they realized that Ewell had effectively blocked their progress.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The convicts might entrench themselves at that point, and defend it.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
Hence, when they became enemies, they could entrench themselves in positions which were almost impenetrable.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
But we will entrench and defend ourselves till your return.'Our Home in the Silver West|Gordon Stables