verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of retrench
OTHER WORDS FROM retrenchre·trench·a·ble, adjectivere·trench·er, nounun·re·trench·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·trenched, adjective
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How to use retrench in a sentence
Now cities such as Portland, considered among the most ambitious in moving to reshape its police force, have retrenched.Anarchists and an increase in violent crime hijack Portland’s social justice movement|Scott Wilson|May 31, 2021|Washington Post
Tim PetersonPublishers are going to be wringing more out of what they already haveAfter a few years of exploring ways to diversify revenue, publishers are going to spend the first half of the year retrenching around what works.Media Briefing: The media industry’s top trends at the moment|Tim Peterson|January 28, 2021|Digiday
After briefly retrenching at the beginning of the pandemic, home sales soared.Experts predict what the 2021 housing market will bring|Kathy Orton|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Indeed, in Europe, the company has retrenched its third-party data targeting product offering.TikTok’s unusual spinoff: 4 outstanding advertiser concerns|Lara O'Reilly|September 22, 2020|Digiday
Their instinct is to hold their ground rather than retrench, advance rather than retreat, intimidate rather than negotiate.
He pleases me very much by saying that he finds not a sentence that he can retrench in the first volume of "The Mill."George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
If the fancy of Ovid be luxuriant it is his character to be so; and if I retrench it he is no longer Ovid.
One of the hardest words a missionary can get from his Home Board is the word "retrench."How I Know God Answers Prayer|Rosalind Goforth
Charles really wished to retrench his expenses; but Mrs. Germaine's pride was an insuperable obstacle to all his plans of economy.Tales And Novels, Volume 2 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
How could it be that a man who had so much wit, had not enough to retrench these egregious faults?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)