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  1. retrench

    • IPA[rɪˈtrɛn(t)ʃ]

    英式

    • v.
      (of an organization or individual) reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty;make (an employee) redundant
    • verb: retrench, 3rd person present: retrenches, gerund or present participle: retrenching, past tense: retrenched, past participle: retrenched

    • 釋義
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. (of an organization or individual) reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty:

      as a result of the recession the company retrenched

      if people are forced to retrench their expenditure trade will suffer

    • 2. make (an employee) redundant:

      if there are excess staff they should be retrenched

    • 3. reduce (something) in extent or quantity:

      right-wing parties which seek to retrench the welfare state

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    • IPA[rəˈtren(t)SH]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a company, government, or individual) reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty:
    • as a result of the recession the company retrenched

      if people are forced to retrench their expenditure trade will suffer

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