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  1. entrenchverb

    To dig or excavate a trench; to trench.


  2. entrenchverb

    dig in

  3. entrenchverb


Princeton's WordNet

  1. entrench, intrenchverb

    fix firmly or securely

    intrench, trench, impinge, encroach, dig in

  2. impinge, encroach, entrench, trenchverb

    impinge or infringe upon

    "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

    dig in, ditch, trench, encroach, intrench, infringe, impinge

  3. entrench, dig inverb

    occupy a trench or secured area

    "The troops dug in for the night"

    intrench, pitch in, trench, impinge, encroach, dig in

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  1. List of paraphrases for "entrench":

    consolidate, anchor

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  1. Rick Brennan:

    In the short term, you have the immediate threat of ISIS. But in the long term, the deeper threat is to Iraq’s ability to be free and independent of Iran, dependence on the Shia militias, who have sworn allegiance to the ayatollah, is a problem. The Popular Liberation Forces number about 70,000, including a core of 15,000 hardened fighters who most recently did battle at Tehran’s behest in Syria, where they fought Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Free Syrian Army, Rick Brennan said. Iraq may need their help now, but giving them an official role in the fight against ISIS could further entrench them as both a political and military force within Iraq, Rick Brennan said.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We are in the midst of a protracted battle and our policy is clear: We will not allow Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria.

  3. Sean McElwee:

    Reducing the sort of negative earned media from 'Bernie or bust' type of voters, because she is the overwhelming preference of Bernie supporters, while also helping entrench those gains in suburbs, is an asset.

  4. Lisa Manheim:

    He used the pardon as a tool to entrench himself in power and to subvert the legal system.

  5. Anthony Wells:

    The only effect of the Zac Goldsmith campaigning is probably just to entrench all those long-standing issues the Conservative Party have got with appealing to ethnic minority voters.

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  • verschanzen, festigen, eingraben, mit einen Graben umgeben, etablieren, ausheben, Fuß fassen, grabenGerman
  • atrincherarSpanish
  • entrenchItalian
  • graven, zich, ingraven, vestigenDutch
  • befeste, styrke, forskanseNorwegian
  • entrincheirarPortuguese

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