intrench

[in-trench]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

reintrench, verb
unintrenched, adjective
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entrench or intrench (ɪnˈtrɛntʃ)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to construct (a defensive position) by digging trenches around it
2.  (tr) to fix or establish firmly, esp so as to prevent removal or change
3.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to trespass or encroach; infringe
 
intrench or intrench
 
vb
 
en'trenched or intrench
 
adj
 
in'trenched or intrench
 
adj
 
en'trencher or intrench
 
n
 
in'trencher or intrench
 
n

intrench (ɪnˈtrɛntʃ)
 
vb
a less common spelling of entrench
 
in'trencher
 
n
 
in'trenchment
 
n

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Example sentences
He had no better implement with which to intrench himself in the land than a clam-shell.
He had no better implement with which to intrench himself in the land than a clam-shell.
He had no better implement with which to intrench himself in the land than a clam- shell.
He was to get as near the enemy as possible during the day and intrench himself so as to hold his position until the next morning.
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