from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of entrench.
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- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon.
- transitive v. To surround with a trench or with intrenchments, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet.
- intransitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a trench or furrow in; furrow; cut.
- To surround as with a trench or ditch.
- To fortify with a trench or ditch and parapet; strengthen or protect by walls of defense: as, to intrench a camp or an army.
- Hence To fortify or defend by any protecting agency; surround with or guard by anything that affords additional security against attack.
- To invade; encroach: with on or upon.
- Synonyms Encroach upon, Infringe upon, etc. See trespass, v.i.
- To incise; cut down or deepen the valley of (a stream).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fix firmly or securely
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