• WordNet 3.6
    • v entrench fix firmly or securely
    • v entrench occupy a trench or secured area "The troops dug in for the night"
    • v entrench impinge or infringe upon "This impinges on my rights as an individual","This matter entrenches on other domains"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • entrench To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon. "It was this very sword intrenched it.""His face
      Deep scars of thunder had intrenched ."
    • entrench to establish in a position from which dislodgement is difficult; to place firmly in a strong position.
    • entrench (Mil) To surround with a trench or with intrenchments, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet. Same as intrench.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entrench See intrench, intrenchment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Entrench to dig a trench around: to fortify with a ditch and parapet
    • v.i Entrench to encroach
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In literature:

Witepsk, so easy to fortify, and its woody heights, would serve as an entrenched camp for the centre.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
On the bay itself the English company were entrenched.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
The former theory is considered proved by the existing entrenchments, S.W.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
Ballechin was strongly entrenched in Blair, and resolute not to budge an inch.
"Claverhouse" by Mowbray Morris
About twenty persons, it is computed, met their death in endeavoring to get within the entrenchments.
"Great Indian Chief of the West" by Benjamin Drake
"The Illustrated War News, Number 21, Dec. 30, 1914" by Various
Strong entrenchments had been thrown up round our position, but these were not altogether completed.
"In the Irish Brigade" by G. A. Henty
Mouquet Farm was ours, and a line of Australian infantry was entrenching itself far ahead of it.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
Like other myths, the fable grew slowly, but is now well entrenched in the minds of multitudes.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
The main body of the British army, under the immediate command of General Howe, was entrenching itself strongly on Bunker's hill.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall

In poetry:

Entrenched in intricacies strong,
Ditch, fort, and palisado,
He marked with scorn the coming throng,
And breathed a bold bravado:
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock

In news:

Harris has more money, an entrenched political machine, staff, volunteers and consultants.
Signed into law this week, AB 2572 protects entrenched members of L.A.'s Community College District Board of Trustees.
Few cities in the world can claim a musical identity that has become as well-known, diverse and entrenched as Athens'.
Agile development faces entrenched resistance.
Yes, the Green Bay Packers are 6-3 and firmly entrenched in the playoff hunt.
Ghana waited for hours in long lines to vote on Friday in elections troubled by delays and logistical problems, but which many hoped would entrench the.
It just seems we've become more entrenched in our own points of view and unwilling to listen to those of others.
Black financial services firms entrench themselves amid a rocky market.
Growing suburbs are going to have higher debt ratios than older, more entrenched suburbs.
Google has entrenched itself is so many areas of tech they have become the technology news of the day.
Joss Whedon's legendary SciFi series 'Firefly' may have come and gone, with all its actors ten years older and firmly entrenched in other projects, but no true fan (or Browncoat) will ever lose faith in the ability to re-light the 'Firefly.
San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks firmly entrenched in playoff race.
Maybe LaValle is too entrenched, and Fleming 's bid to unseat him will fall short.
It involved a fundamental shift away from entrenched corporations in favor of new entrepreneurial activity.
FONTANA , Calif (AP) – Joey Logano kept Joe Gibbs firmly entrenched in victory lane at Auto Club Speedway.

In science:

Previous attempts [Gro88], [GM88] describe the revision of each theory K by a different structure without any glue relating the different structures: sphere systems or epistemic entrenchment relations, corresponding to different K ’s.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Our revisions are therefore defined by a polynomial (in the number of models considered) number of pseudo-distances instead of an exponential number of sphere systems or epistemic entrenchment relations (one for each theory K ).
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Makinson, “Revisions of Knowledge Systems using Epistemic Entrenchment”, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge, M.Y.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
This has led to the concept of ‘Multi-Physics simulations’ – a curious term that is perhaps difficult to make sense of without some understanding of this context, in particular the artificial entrenchment of physics sub-disciplines imposed by software requirements that only exists in such a form in computational physics.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
A)| ≥ |Γd (S )| . 2A Hamming-sphere is more like a ball than a sphere, but the terminology is entrenched.
Recovering randomness from an asymptotic Hamming distance