[ US /ɛnˈtɹɛntʃt, ɪnˈtɹɛntʃt/ ]
[ UK /ɛntɹˈɛnt‍ʃt/ ]
  1. dug in
  2. established firmly and securely
    the entrenched power of the nobility
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How To Use entrenched In A Sentence

  • To the left a small party was holding an entrenched position on rising ground. Times, Sunday Times
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In both cases the target of the insurrection has ended up more entrenched in power than before. Times, Sunday Times
  • His idealism runs full pelt into entrenched interests and ends with mysterious forces ousting him. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is not easy to change entrenched attitudes and systems the way that most of these people have.
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