Definition of Retrench. Meaning of Retrench. Synonyms of Retrench

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Definition of Retrench

Retrench
Retrench Re*trench", v. i. To cause or suffer retrenchment; specifically, to cut down living expenses; as, it is more reputable to retrench than to live embarrassed.
Retrench
Retrench Re*trench", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrenched; p. pr. & vb. n. Retrenching.] [OF. retrenchier, F. retrancher; pref. re- re- + OF. trenchier, F. trancher, to cut. See Trench.] 1. To cut off; to pare away. Thy exuberant parts retrench. --Denham. 2. To lessen; to abridge; to curtail; as, to retrench superfluities or expenses. But this thy glory shall be soon retrenched. --Milton. 3. To confine; to limit; to restrict. --Addison. These figures, ought they then to receive a retrenched interpretation? --I. Taylor. 4. (Fort.) To furnish with a retrenchment; as, to retrench bastions. Syn: To lesen; diminish; curtail; abridge.

Meaning of Retrench from wikipedia

- Retrenchment (French: retrenchment, an old form of retranchement, from retrancher, to cut down, cut short) is an act of cutting down or reduction, particularly...
- Retrenchment is a political theory. Retrenchment may refer also to: Layoff, also known as retrenchment in South African English Retrenchment (computing)...
- Matthew (April 1992). "SEPTA Budget for Fiscal 1993: Continued Rail Retrenchment". The Delaware Valley ****ociation of Railroad P****engers. "The Delaware...
- World War I, making Seattle somewhat of a company town. The subsequent retrenchment led to the Seattle General Strike of 1919, the first general strike in...
- measures” to white racial resentment and evangelical Christian cultural retrenchment; from the xenophobic scapegoating of Muslims and refugees to the conspiratorial...
- Retrenchment is a technical term in fortification, where it is applied to a secondary work or series of works constructed in rear of existing defences...
- crisis plunged the Dow into a 554-point loss to a close of 7,161.15; a retrenchment of 7.18% in what became known as the October 27, 1997 mini-crash. Although...
- ****ure. This was after poor sales of Windows 8 hardware caused a major retrenchment for most of the major semiconductor manufacturers, except for Qualcomm...
- 2010.00263.x. PMID 20726131. Crenshaw KW (1988). "Race, reform, and retrenchment: Transformation and legitimation in antidiscrimination law". Harvard...
- be defined by negatives", but also wonders if it might be "a partial retrenchment until Swift decides what to do next", giving it three stars out of five...
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