Pronunciation: (en-trench'), [key]
1. to place in a position of strength; establish firmly or solidly: safely entrenched behind undeniable facts.
2. to dig trenches for defensive purposes around (oneself, a military position, etc.).
to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually fol. by on or upon): to entrench on the domain or rights of another. Also,intrench.
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