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entrench

verb advance, barricade, brace, bulwark, buttress, defend, embattle, embed, encroach, establish, fortify, immerse in, immersed in, infiltrate, invade, make inroads, overrun, protect, reinforce, shore up, solidify, surround, wall
Associated concepts: entrench leadership, entrench power
See also: embed, fix, impose, intrude, overstep
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THE head of the UK's main equalities group sparked controversy yesterday when she questioned whether women's careers were being hit because maternity rights could be entrenching stereotypes about mothers doing the caring while men worked.
The division between maternity and paternity leave could be entrenching the view that women were the ones who had to pay the career price of motherhood, she said.
TO KEEP ON DIGGING WITH YOUR ENTRENCHING TOOL, GIVE IT GENEROUS SCOOPS OF PM.
If the tube hole is worn, you'll need to replace the entrenching tool.
The possibility of circumvention does not supply an objection to entrenching statutes in particular; if that possibility proved the conceptual impossibility of entrenchment, it would also prove the conceptual impossibility of binding future decisionmakers by means of ordinary constitutional and statutory provisions.
The original Congress could pass an additional entrenching provision, R', which provides that R can be repealed only with a two-thirds majority, but then of course the next Congress could repeal R' with a simple majority, and so on down the line.
Replace "keepers with slide" on the small arms ammo case, the first aid/compass case, the canteen cover and the entrenching tool carrier with NSN 5340-00-753-5580.
The provision of warranty and after sale service to support the sale of its product lines is a key strategic move in entrenching the Company's competitive position as a dominant player in the consumer electronics sector in Cuba.
By entrenching Litton in the data processing sector, the TASC and PRC deals have done much to quiet such speculation, Kutler said.
s public shareholders and violates the defendants' fiduciary duty to their own shareholders by entrenching the members of the Corporate Review Committee and the Special Committee's advisor, Richard C.
Remove any debris with a shovel or entrenching tool before leaving the worksite.
It also comes equipped with an M1 helmet, goggles, canteen, bench, typewriter, entrenching tool, Pyle's signature "shovel," gas stove, and a reproduction of the reporter's most famous newspaper story, "The Death of Captain Waskow.