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English verb: retrench

1. retrench (possession) tighten one's belt; use resources carefully


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)conserve, economise, economize, husband

2. retrench (change) make a reduction, as in one's workforce


SamplesThe company had to retrench.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down









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