[ UK /ɛntɹˈɛnt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ɛnˈtɹɛntʃ/ ]
  1. occupy a trench or secured area
    The troops dug in for the night
  2. impinge or infringe upon
    This matter entrenches on other domains
    This impinges on my rights as an individual
  3. fix firmly or securely
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How To Use entrench In A Sentence

  • To the left a small party was holding an entrenched position on rising ground. Times, Sunday Times
  • Modder River, when all day long most of our men were quite unable to discover on which side of the stream the Boer entrenchments were, and in what they called clever trickery, but we called treachery, they are absolutely unsurpassable. With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back
  • We will have erected barriers to understanding and entrenched a division among people.
  • There were, therefore, problems that Developments sought to solve, and in doing so had to contend with entrenched positions.
  • Garrisons suggest a more entrenched military encampment, using tents rather than blankets.
  • Much of this reflects the entrenched acute-service bias of the National Health Service, and major change would have far-reaching implications.
  • Another test might be the serious pursuit of a Civil Service Act to entrench basic safeguards.
  • It would entrench the position of incumbent institutions that are already too large and too diverse.
  • They spin out conservative versions of an already entrenched style, pointedly resisting the challenges presented by artists like Leonardo.
  • Its various schools, once strongly entrenched at numerous clan capitals throughout the country, were now tottering on the brink of ruin.
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