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Another word for entrench

  1. To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible

      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. A cottage or cabin, often rustic, used as a temporary abode or shelter:
      2. A small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper.
      3. An inn.
      1. To fix deeply or indelibly, as in the mind:
      2. To dye or stain into the fiber of.
      3. Deep-seated; ingrained.
      1. To fix in the mind; instill.
      2. To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
      3. An inflectional or derivational element appearing in the body of a word. For example, in Tagalog, the active verb sulat, “write,” can be converted to a passive, “written,” by inserting the infix –in–, yielding sinulat.
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
      2. To make fast or secure:
      3. To close or connect securely, as with a lock or other device:
      1. To fix firmly in a surrounding mass:
      2. To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole:
      3. To insert or position (a clause or phrase) within a clause or phrase.
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Another word for entrench

  1. To surround

      1. To keep from being damaged, attacked, stolen, or injured; guard.
      2. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
      3. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
      1. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
      1. (idiomatic)To begin eating.
      2. To make a burst of hard work.
      3. (military) To dig trenches to resist an enemy attack. (This meaning is extended by metaphor to cricket and other situations.)
      1. To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
      2. To reinforce by adding material.
      3. To impart physical strength or endurance to; invigorate.
  2. To trespass

      1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage:
      2. To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd:
      3. To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen:
      1. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate:
      2. To defeat; invalidate.
      3. To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing:
      1. To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily:
      2. To advance beyond proper or former limits:
      3. To commit encroachment.
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