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entrench

[en-trench]
verb (used with object)
1.
to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly: safely entrenched behind undeniable facts.
2.
to dig trenches for defensive purposes around (oneself, a military position, etc.).
verb (used without object)
3.
to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually followed by on or upon ): to entrench on the domain or rights of another.
Also, intrench.


Origin:
1545–55; en-1 + trench

reentrench, verb
unentrenched, adjective


1. settle, ensconce, set, implant, embed.
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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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entrench
c.1563, from en- "make, put in" + trench.
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