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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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