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  1. entrench

    • IPA[inˈtren(t)SH]

    美式

    • v.
      establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely;establish (a person or their authority) in a position of great strength or security
    • verb: entrench, 3rd person present: entrenches, gerund or present participle: entrenching, past tense: entrenched, past participle: entrenched

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely ageism is entrenched in our society
    • establish (a person or their authority) in a position of great strength or security by 1947 de Gaulle's political opponents were firmly entrenched in power
    • apply extra legal safeguards to (a right, especially a constitutional right, guaranteed by legislation) steady progress was made in entrenching the individual rights of noblemen
    • 2. establish (a military force, camp, etc.) in trenches or other fortified positions the corps was now fully entrenched on the Right Bank
    • 3. archaic encroach or trespass on.