retrench


retrench
UK [rɪˈtrentʃ] / US verb
Word forms "retrench":
present tense I/you/we/they retrench he/she/it retrenches present participle retrenching past tense retrenched past participle retrenched
1) [intransitive] to reduce costs or the amount that you spend, in order to save money

Competition from cheaper imports is forcing manufacturers to retrench.

2) [transitive] Australian to make a worker redundant

Derived word:
retrenchment
UK / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "retrenchment":
singular retrenchment plural retrenchments

English dictionary. 2014.

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