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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.

Usage examples (40)
  • There is a need to prioritize and retrench in order to complete the project on time.
  • The company had to retrench
  • The word retrench has appeared in 15 Times articles over the past year, including in a June 11, 2009 article
  • Consumers retrench, standards of living don't go up. for more
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