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re•trench



Pronunciation: (ri-trench'), [key]
v.t.
1. to cut down, reduce, or diminish; curtail (expenses).
2. to cut off or remove.
3. Mil.to protect by a retrenchment.

v.i.
to economize; reduce expenses: They retrenched by eliminating half of the workers.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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