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English verb: entrench

1. entrench (contact) fix firmly or securely


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

2. entrench (social) impinge or infringe upon

SamplesThis impinges on my rights as an individual.
This matter entrenches on other domains.

Synonymsencroach, impinge, trench

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take advantage, trespass

3. entrench (contact) occupy a trench or secured area

SamplesThe troops dug in for the night.

Synonymsdig in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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