English dictionary

entrench meaning and definition


Definition of entrench (verb)

  1. fix firmly or securely
  2. impinge or infringe upon
    • "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
    • synonyms: encroach, impinge, trench
  3. occupy a trench or secured area
    • "The troops dug in for the night"
    • synonyms: dig in
Source: Princeton University Wordnet