Examples of retrench in a Sentence
When the economy slowed, the company was forced to retrench.
Recent Examples of retrench from the Web
Both the Sixers and Celtics, albeit to differing degrees, have undergone times of retrenching.
Others chains that have shuttered all their stores or retrenched include Abercrombie & Fitch, BCBG and Wet Seal.
Steakhouse chain is opening 30 new stores as others retrenchApplebee’s owner DineEquity reports disappointing results In the hard-fought battle for casual-dining customers, Texas Roadhouse Inc. is outshining rivals such as Applebee’s and IHOP.
Exxon put the brakes on dividend growth starting two years ago as a worldwide glut of crude slashed prices to a 12-year low, prompting drillers, equipment makers and frackers to retrench and conserve cash.
Sears Holdings Corp. is trying to calm its rattled suppliers and buy time for a turnaround by retrenching even further.
The E.U.’s institutions again appeared irrelevant, as governments retrenched into their corners and failed to devise a collective, burden-sharing approach.
At the time, the car industry was in the process of retrenching after the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Origin and Etymology of retrench
obsolete French retrencher (now retrancher), from Middle French retrenchier, from re- + trenchier to cut
First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of retrench
RETRENCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retrench for English Language Learners
: to change the way things are done in order to spend less money
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