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en·trench

entrench

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn trench
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entrenches, entrenching, entrenched
definition 1: to protect or fortify (oneself), as with trenches.
The troops entrenched themselves and waited for the fighting to begin.
definition 2: to establish firmly and unchangeably.
His beliefs were entrenched, and neither his daughter nor his son could change his mind.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to impinge or encroach (usu. fol. by "on" or "upon").
similar words:
trespass
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