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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 en•trench /ɛnˈtrɛntʃ/
USA pronunciation v. [~ + object ]
to place in a position of strength; establish firmly: The yearly marathon was firmly entrenched in the city.
en•trench•ment, n. [ uncountable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 en•trench
(en trench ′), USA pronunciation v.t.
to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly: safely entrenched behind undeniable facts.
Militaryto dig trenches for defensive purposes around (oneself, a military position, etc.). v.i.
to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually fol. by on or upon): to entrench on the domain or rights of another. Also,
1. settle, ensconce, set, implant, embed. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
entrench, intrench / ɪnˈtrɛntʃ/ vb ( transitive) to construct (a defensive position) by digging trenches around it ( transitive) to fix or establish firmly, esp so as to prevent removal or change ( intr; ) followed by on or upon to trespass or encroach; infringe enˈtrenched, inˈtrenched adj
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