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intrench


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrench  \In*trench"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Intrenched};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Intrenching}.] 
  1.  To  cut  in  to  furrow;  to  make  trenches  in  or  upon 
 
  It  was  this  very  sword  intrenched  it  --Shak. 
 
  His  face  Deep  scars  of  thunder  had  intrenched. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  surround  with  a  trench  or  with  intrenchments,  as  in 
  fortification;  to  fortify  with  a  ditch  and  parapet;  as 
  the  army  intrenched  their  camp,  or  intrenched  itself  ``In 
  the  suburbs  close  intrenched.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intrench  \In*trench"\,  v.  i. 
  To  invade;  to  encroach;  to  infringe  or  trespass;  to  enter  on 
  and  take  possession  of  that  which  belongs  to  another;  -- 
  usually  followed  by  on  or  upon  as  the  king  was  charged  with 
  intrenching  on  the  rights  of  the  nobles,  and  the  nobles  were 
  accused  of  intrenching  on  the  prerogative  of  the  crown. 
 
  We  are  not  to  intrench  upon  truth  in  any  conversation, 
  but  least  of  all  with  children.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intrench 
  v  :  fix  firmly  or  securely  [syn:  {entrench}] 




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