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Definition of "intrench" [in•trench]

  • Variant of entrench. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intrench" in a sentence
  • "When taxes go so far as to intrench on the Subsistence of the People, they become burdensome and oppressive."
  • "Bragg's intrenchments in front of Stone River were very strong, and there seems no reason why he should not have used his plain advantage as explained, but instead he allowed us to gain time, intrench, and recover a confidence that at first was badly shaken."
  • "I retired this night not knowing but that I would have to intrench my position, and bring up tents for the men or build huts under the cover of the hills."