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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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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