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en trench

  • v  fix firmly or securely
  • v  impinge or infringe upon
    This matter entrenches on other domains
  • v  occupy a trench or secured area

  • June: Premier Laval showed his tough Auvergnat mettle by holding up the Hoover One-Year Moratorium single-handed, hurling his famed defy"President Hoover can entrench himself .
  • The slide of Larry King may be symptomatic of the struggles at CNN, which is trying to entrench itself as the "middle ground" between Fox News on the right and MSNBC on the left.
  • The effort took several years to come to fruition, while Microsoft continued to entrench its Web browser dominance.
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  • Stephen Harper in CBC.ca
    ...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...
  • Kofi Annan in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Carl Icahn in Wall Street Journal
    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.

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