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Definitions and Synonyms of retrench | Another word for retrench | What is retrench?

Definition 1: make a reduction, as in one's workforce - [verb of change]

Samples where retrench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company had to retrench

(retrench is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Definition 2: tighten one's belt; use resources carefully - [verb of possession]

(retrench is a kind of ...) use cautiously and frugally

"I try to economize my spare time" "conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit"

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