Examples of retrench in a Sentence
When the economy slowed, the company was forced to retrench.
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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: 1587
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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