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English definition of “entrench”

entrench

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈtrentʃ/
to establish something firmly so that it cannot be changed: This bold and comprehensive programme aims to restore growth, entrench low inflation, and reduce the public debt.
entrench yourself to establish yourself firmly in a position, job, etc. so that it is difficult to remove you: The company's management and directors have entrenched themselves by changing the voting requirements for expansion of the board.
(Definition of entrench from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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