- UK [rɪˈtrentʃ] / US
Word forms "retrench":
present tense I/you/we/they retrench he/she/it retrenches present participle retrenching past tense retrenched past participle retrenched1) [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
UK / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "retrenchment":
singular retrenchment plural retrenchments
English dictionary. 2014.