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intrench (third-person singular simple present intrenches, present participle intrenching, simple past and past participle intrenched)

  1. Archaic form of entrench.
    • John Locke
      We are not to intrench upon truth in any conversation, but least of all with children.
    • 1836, Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, The American in England (page 269)
      Intrenched within the citadel of our apartment, and cheered by the comfortings of a coal fire, we passed the day in letter-writing, conversation, or gazing from the sheltered security of our windows upon the agitated sea []