entrench

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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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He had no better implement with which to intrench himself in the land than a clam-shell.
It weighs like an incubus on the hearts and hopes of the mass, but to the military chiefs, who intrench themselves behind its strong batteries and silence with their cannon every movement towards liberty of speech, press or religion, it is precious beyond price.