verb (used with object)
to cut down, reduce, or diminish; curtail (expenses).
to cut off or remove.
Military. to protect by a retrenchment.
verb (used without object)
to economize; reduce expenses:
They retrenched by eliminating half of the workers.
to reduce or curtail (costs); economize
(transitive) to shorten, delete, or abridge
(transitive) to protect by a retrenchment

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