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
References in classic literature ?
He was down, with his head lower than his legs, among the bushes, and the Arabs began to think of leaving their intrenchments to come and cut off his head or take his body - as is the custom with the infidels.
She eventually chooses a place fit for her purpose: "[S]hee made for that coast, where shee found such aboundance of Naturall and Arteficiall intrenchments, that ever the house seemed to be in itself a little City" (75).
To attempt to fight the enemy slowly back to his intrenchments in Richmond .
Encampments, intrenchments, batteries, counter-marchings, fortifying of camps, and cannonadings were strange and almost unknown things, and whole campaigns were passed over and hardly any tents made use of.