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en·trench(ĕn-trĕnch′) also in·trench (ĭn-)
v. en·trenched, en·trench·ing, en·trench·es also in·trenched or in·trench·ing or in·trench·es
1. To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending.
2. To fix firmly or securely: "Today managed care plans are entrenched in the economy, enrolling 61 percent of the population" (Peter T. Kilborn).
1. To dig or occupy a trench.
2. To encroach, infringe, or trespass.
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1. the act of entrenching or state of being entrenched
2. (Military) a position protected by trenches
3. (Military) one of a series of deep trenches constructed as a shelter from gunfire
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|Noun||1.||entrenchment - an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches|
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
retrenchment - entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
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1. (Mil) → trinchera f
2. (= establishment) [of rights, standards] → afianzamiento m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (Mil) → Verschanzung f
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entrenchment[ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt] n → trincea
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