entrencher

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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

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