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retrench

re·trench

retrench

pronunciation:
ri trench
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: retrenched, retrenches, retrenching
definition: to cut back on or reduce (expenses or scope of action).
synonyms:
cut
similar words:
conserve, curtail, economize, reduce, scrimp, slash, stint, tighten
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cut back on expenses or the scope of action; act frugally.
synonyms:
economize, scrape, scrimp, stint
similar words:
cut corners, pinch pennies, save
derivations: retrenchable (adj.), retrenchment (n.)