Definition of Entrench

1. Verb. Fix firmly or securely.

Exact synonyms: Intrench
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure



2. Verb. Impinge or infringe upon. "This matter entrenches on other domains"
Exact synonyms: Encroach, Impinge, Trench
Generic synonyms: Take Advantage, Trespass
Derivative terms: Encroachment, Impingement, Impinging

3. Verb. Occupy a trench or secured area. "The troops dug in for the night"
Exact synonyms: Dig In
Derivative terms: Entrenchment

Definition of Entrench

1. v. t. See Intrench.

Definition of Entrench

1. Verb. (construction archeology) To dig or excavate a trench; to trench. ¹

2. Verb. (military) To surround or provide with a trench, especially for defense; to dig in. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To establish a substantial position in business, politics, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entrench

1. to establish firmly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Entrench

entreatment
entreatments
entreats
entreaty
entrechat
entrechats
entrecote
entrecotes
entrecôte
entred
entree
entrees
entremes
entremets
entremots
entrench (current term)
entrenched
entrencher
entrenchers
entrenches
entrenching
entrenching tool
entrenchment
entrenchments
entrepot
entrepots
entreprenerd
entreprenerds
entrepreneur
entrepreneurial

Literary usage of Entrench

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Teaching of Science by John Francis Woodhull (1918)
"... by appealing to his own experience, is forced to think that in some cases experience serves little else than to entrench a person more firmly in error. ..."

2. Rough Sketches of the Life of an Old Soldier: During a Service in the West by Jonathan Leach (1831)
"... entrench themselves in our front. An attempt to storm St. Sebastian fails. Marshal Soult attacks our right wing. It falls back towards Pampeluna. ..."

3. The History of the Church & Manor of Wigan in the County of Lancaster by George Thomas Orlando Bridgeman (1889)
"... entrench upon the rights of the citty, & of his place, & introduce many inconveniences), did not nor doth goe to the minster, nor to the said great He ..."

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