Meaning of entrench

en•trench

Pronunciation: (en-trench'), [key]
— v.t.
  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.).
—v.i.
  1. to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually fol. by on or upon): to entrench on the domain or rights of another.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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