fortify, dig in, barricade, protect; see defend 1, surround 2.
encroach, infringe, invade; see meddle 1.
"entrench." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 September 2018. <http://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/entrench>.
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To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible:
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