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intrench

[in-trench] /ɪnˈtrɛntʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
Related forms
reintrench, verb
unintrenched, adjective
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  • 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.
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for intrench

entrench

/ɪnˈtrɛntʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to construct (a defensive position) by digging trenches around it
2.
(transitive) to fix or establish firmly, esp so as to prevent removal or change
3.
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to trespass or encroach; infringe
Derived Forms
entrenched, intrenched, adjective
entrencher, intrencher, noun

intrench

/ɪnˈtrɛntʃ/
verb
1.
a less common spelling of entrench
Derived Forms
intrencher, noun
intrenchment, noun
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