entrench

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  • When we began, company training a few weeks ago, entrenching was rather popular. Cited from The First Hundred Thousand, by Ian Hay [AKA: Major John Hay Beith]
  • I ordered them to entrench themselves in as advanced a position as possible. Cited from The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Vol. 9, Ed. by Blair and Robertson
  • They were able to entrench themselves so that every attack of the enemy was broken. Cited from History of the World War, by Francis A. March and Richard J. Beamish
  • However, the original term is probably too well entrenched to be replaced.
  • They were able to entrench themselves so that every attack of the enemy Was broken. Cited from History of the World War, Vol. 3, Francis A. March & Richard J. Beamish
  • The British forces then entrenched themselves at the new front line in conditions of heavy rain.
  • The enemy meanwhile made use of the opportunity to entrench themselves well. Cited from On Commando, by Dietlof Van Warmelo
  • The German troops inside made excellent use of this and lay heavily entrenched.
  • The rest of the force was entrenched in defensive positions some further north-east.
  • He has also been credited with entrenching the swing-pass among his players.
  • His men, however, entrenched themselves and in the end were brought off safely.
  • French finally accepted offensive operations were impossible under present conditions, and issued a general order to entrench.
  • Thus they had had four days in which to entrench themselves. Cited from Three Years' War, by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
  • First allow an enemy to entrench, and then fight him! Cited from The Life of Francis Marion, by W. Gilmore Simms
  • His men, however, entrenched themselves, and were in the end brought off safely.
  • However, his former officers who remained entrenched in the city below refused to answer his calls for them to join him.
  • Hill's corps and they began to entrench rather than advance.
  • These are called entrenched rivers, because they are unable to easily alter their course.
  • In his own time, after being joined by Pope, he advanced, carefully entrenching himself every night. Cited from Abraham Lincoln, by Lord Charnwood
  • The role of has been entrenched in the school culture.
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How entrench gets used

Meaning of entrench

  • verb Fix firmly or securely
  • verb Occupy a trench or secured area
    The troops dug in for the night