retrench / rɪˈtrɛntʃ /


retrench2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb
  1. to cut down, reduce, or diminish; curtail.
  2. to cut off or remove.
  3. Military. to protect by a retrenchment.
v. 无主动词 verb
  1. to economize; reduce expenses: They retrenched by eliminating half of the workers.

retrench 近义词

v. 动词 verb


v. 动词 verb



  1. Now cities such as Portland, considered among the most ambitious in moving to reshape its police force, have retrenched.
  2. Tim PetersonPublishers are going to be wringing more out of what they already haveAfter a few years of exploring ways to diversify revenue, publishers are going to spend the first half of the year retrenching around what works.
  3. After briefly retrenching at the beginning of the pandemic, home sales soared.
  4. Indeed, in Europe, the company has retrenched its third-party data targeting product offering.
  5. Their instinct is to hold their ground rather than retrench, advance rather than retreat, intimidate rather than negotiate.
  6. He pleases me very much by saying that he finds not a sentence that he can retrench in the first volume of "The Mill."
  7. If the fancy of Ovid be luxuriant it is his character to be so; and if I retrench it he is no longer Ovid.
  8. One of the hardest words a missionary can get from his Home Board is the word "retrench."
  9. Charles really wished to retrench his expenses; but Mrs. Germaine's pride was an insuperable obstacle to all his plans of economy.
  10. How could it be that a man who had so much wit, had not enough to retrench these egregious faults?