intrench

verb in·trench \ in-ˈtrench \

Less common spelling of

transitive verb
1 a : to place within or surround with a trench especially for defense
b : to place (oneself) in a strong defensive position
c : to establish solidly
  • entrenched themselves in the business
2 : to cut into : furrow; specifically : to erode downward so as to form a trench
intransitive verb
1 : to dig or occupy a trench for defensive purposes
2 : to enter upon or take over something unfairly, improperly, or unlawfully : encroach used with on or upon

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