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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71) Governor Vance learned that deserters "have taken a sort of military occupation, taking a town, and that in Wilkes County they are organized, drilling regularly, and intrenched in a camp to the number of 500.
In daylight: Hurricanes machine-gunned Nazi troops intrenched in French coastal defences and attacked shipping.
an intrenched minority to escape ouster from office and opprobrium.
A not-so-cunning sand shot that either leaves the ball precisely where it was or deeper intrenched than it was.
If our army can not fall upon the enemy and hurt him where he is, it is plain to see that it can gain nothing by attempting to follow him over a succession of intrenched lines into a fortified city.
2d at 365 ("Nonconforming uses have not disappeared as hoped and anticipated because the general regulation of future uses and changes, with some existing uses uncontrolled, have put the latter in an intrenched position often with a value that is great--and grows--because of the artificial monopoly given it by the law.