entrenchment entrenchment  /ɛn ˈtrɛntʃ mənt/


  • (n) an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches


  1. This system is complicated and demands much from those it oversees, and anyone who has reported successfully there has been complicit with its entrenchment.
  2. Against this sort of entrenchment, the country's antitobacco movement has mar-shaled only meager forces.
  3. Slemp is a bachelor, is well known, is well born and has a sufficient financial entrenchment to cut a swathe in the higher sense.


  • Succotash highlights summer's sweet corn

    If I lived by a culinary clock, pea shoots would herald the arrival of spring, corn would signal a firm entrenchment in summer and kale would mean the autumn winds were here. We used to eat like the way we dressed according to the seasons.
    on August 11, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal


  1. In the letter, Icahn said BEA's counteroffer price is a "management entrenchment tactic, not a negotiating technique."
    on Oct 27, 2007 By: Carl Icahn Source: Bloomberg

  2. "We are here to celebrate along with the people of Mozambique as they mark this important milestone in their democracy. This is further testament of the entrenchment of democracy in southern Africa," Zuma said in an emailed statement.
    on Jan 14, 2010 By: Jacob Zuma Source: NASDAQ

  3. Ribadu said the progress made by Nigeria in the past decade had been lost to "ill-advised policy reversals and entrenchment of corrupt persons in strategic positions" within the short period Yar'Adua remained in office since 2007.
    on Feb 23, 2010 By: Nuhu Ribadu Source: The Punch

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untenable untenable
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