Intrench In*trench", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intrenched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intrenching}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon. [1913 Webster]

It was this very sword intrenched it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His face Deep scars of thunder had intrenched. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To surround with a trench or with intrenchments, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet; as, the army intrenched their camp, or intrenched itself. ``In the suburbs close intrenched.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Intrench — In*trench , v. i. To invade; to encroach; to infringe or trespass; to enter on, and take possession of, that which belongs to another; usually followed by on or upon; as, the king was charged with intrenching on the rights of the nobles, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intrench — [in trench′] vt., vi. ENTRENCH …   English World dictionary

  • intrench on — Invade, trespass upon, encroach upon, trench upon, intrench upon …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • intrench — variant of entrench …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intrench — /in trench /, v.t., v.i. entrench. * * * …   Universalium

  • intrench — in·trench || ɪn trentʃ v. settle firmly, strongly establish; establish a strong defensive position; dig foxholes or trenches for defense; intrude, encroach (also entrench) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intrench — verb old fashioned spelling of entrench …   English new terms dictionary

  • intrench — v. a. 1. Furrow, make furrows in. 2. Fortify with intrenchments …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • intrench — verb (T) another spelling of entrench …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • intrench — in•trench [[t]ɪnˈtrɛntʃ[/t]] v. t. v. i. entrench …   From formal English to slang