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entrench

[ en-trench ]
/ ɛnˈtrɛntʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly: safely entrenched behind undeniable facts.
to dig trenches for defensive purposes around (oneself, a military position, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually followed by on or upon): to entrench on the domain or rights of another.
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Also intrench.

Origin of entrench

First recorded in 1545–55; en-1 + trench

OTHER WORDS FROM entrench

re·en·trench, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for entrench

entrench

intrench

/ (ɪnˈtrɛntʃ) /

verb
(tr) to construct (a defensive position) by digging trenches around it
(tr) to fix or establish firmly, esp so as to prevent removal or change
(intr; foll by on or upon) to trespass or encroach; infringe

Derived forms of entrench

entrenched or intrenched, adjectiveentrencher or intrencher, noun
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