entrenched entrenched  /ɛn ˈtrɛntʃt/


  1. (adj) dug in
  2. (adj) established firmly and securely


  1. Often, the source of their peril lies in the countryside, in the rising conflict between dispossessed social groups and the well-entrenched elite.
  2. The conflict in Iraq only got bloodier and more entrenched.
  3. Since then, I have become thoroughly entrenched in Internet pop culture.


  1. Battle over Medicaid clouds future of N.H. budget

    CONCORD — New Hampshire's Senate voted Wednesday to try to negotiate compromises with the House as deadlines for a budget loom, but disagreement over the state's role in the federal health care overhaul remains entrenched.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Exeter News-Letter

  2. Time Warner May Erect a Walled Content Garden

    Time Warner Cable appears to have come up with a strategy to help stem the flow of cord-cutters: offering incentives to content providers to withhold certain properties from online entertainment platforms. Limited distribution is clearly an entrenched practice in the entertainment industry, but it seems TWC is trying to keep some content off the Internet permanently.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: E-Commerce Times

  3. Pope Is Quoted Referring to a Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’

    The remarks appeared to be part of an effort by Pope Francis to take on the entrenched interests in the Vatican.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "If it is carried out well and carefully and carried out with the consent of the community, it could teach people about the very entrenched culture that gangs now have in Los Angeles," Rice said.
    on Jan 16, 2010 By: Constance L. Rice Source: FOXNews

  2. "We've got so much competition in those positions," said Del Bosque, who has used an unchanged starting lineup for three straight games. "We've been entrenched in certain things. (But) it's also our strength — their union."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Sen. Obama wants our schools to answer to unions and entrenched bureaucrats," McCain said during his acceptance speech in St. Paul last week. "I want schools to answer to parents and students. And when I'm president, they will."
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CBS News

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /