Definition of 'entrench'
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In both cases the target of the insurrection has ended up more entrenched in power than before. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet because it is so deeply entrenched in our thought and culture it is often ignored and dismissed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It does not need to be entrenched in law. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This time the factions are more entrenched in their positions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It entrenched the position of trade unions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Dozens of replays merely entrenched those positions rather than brought them closer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The preference for equities remains firmly entrenched. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Mutual loathing is too deeply entrenched for vitriol to be aimed anywhere else than at one another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Heavy sentencing fails to deter because of the deeply entrenched prejudices of a society in flux. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These guys often have fear of humans so deeply entrenched that they present real problems if you want to make friends. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our patterns of behaviour are so deeply entrenched that we are often not aware of them ourselves until we are challenged. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That association is still firmly entrenched. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I generally get a proficient expert to set traps before the problem becomes too deeply entrenched. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of us had deeply entrenched mental health issues, some of us used drugs to mask the pain. The Sun (2012)Most of our masters had recently returned from wartime service and had entrenched ideas of obedience and personal discipline and their retribution was swift and painful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This issue is all about human rights, and there is no right on earth so deeply entrenched as the right to grumble. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She flew in conditions that would today be deemed unacceptably dangerous, and overcame deeply entrenched opposition to the idea of woman pilots. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Finally, it might be argued that power is so deeply entrenched that any attempt to introduce industrial democracy would be a sham. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)While drugs can make subjects more talkative, experts say that a subject with a firmly entrenched false story embedded in his mind can still lie. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By the 1950s, independence and sovereignty were firmly entrenched. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)Germany's banks in turn have deeply entrenched relationships with the Austrian financial system. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It must examine the incentives entrenched by laws, regulations and conventions that have made the City so influential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Until you get both of those things firmly entrenched in your understanding of the Bible storyline, you will always come out with a diluted cross. Christianity Today (2000)
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Used Occasionally. entrench is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'entrench'
British English: entrench VERB
If something such as power, a custom, or an idea is entrenched, it is firmly established.
...a series of measures designed to entrench democracy and the rule of law.
Definition of entrench from the Collins English Dictionary
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