entrench entrench  /ɛn ˈtrɛntʃ/


  1. (v) fix firmly or securely
  2. (v) impinge or infringe upon
  3. (v) occupy a trench or secured area



  1. The effort took several years to come to fruition, while Microsoft continued to entrench its Web browser dominance.
  2. They also knew, as military men, the importance of giving the last enemy no rest, or time to entrench himself against the final onslaught.
  3. And as the crisis dragged on for 444 days, Khoeiniha's handiwork helped entrench radical Islamic rule.


  1. Rangers pitcher Martin Perez waited for right moment, thinks Saturday start is it

    Left-hander Martin Perez, who returns to the starting rotation Saturday, said he believes he has an opportunity to entrench himself as a regular member.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. NY Post, Liars: Bill Targeting NYPD Racial Profiling Will "Blindfold" Cops

    With the help of the The New York Post, the city's police unions are repeating the lie that pending City Council legislation to widen and entrench anti-bias laws would prevent police from sufficiently describing a suspect. [ more › ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Gothamist


  1. ...Reed/Associated Press)Harper said the leaders came to Toronto amid growing concerns of swelling deficits, but recognized the need for fiscal consolidation "is not an end in itself. The G20 still has a lot to do to fully entrench the...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: CBC.ca

  2. "The US has given the world an example of a democracy in which everyone, including the most powerful, is subject to legal restraint," Annan said. "Its current moment of world supremacy gives it a priceless opportunity to entrench the same...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I'm very cynical about many of the boards and CEO's in this country, but even I am amazed at the lengths that the Jerry Yang and the board went to entrench themselves in this situation," Mr. Icahn said.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: Wall Street Journal

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