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retrench - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retrench

(verb) tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
(verb) make a reduction, as in one's workforce
Example Sentence
  • The company had to retrench

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retrench

Consider the word in bracket only: re(trench) .. relate trench with bench. Tag: IT companies are removing all the employees on BENCH to CUT DOWN OR ECONOMIZE the company costs.
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by sh_kk

RE(again and again)+TRENCH(to dig)....when you are trenching again and again, you are reducing the amount(of earth)....
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by nileshdive

Trench means to "cut deeply into or impinge".
Retrench is a related word. It has nothing to do with "re".
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by garrulous

RETRENCH = RETRO+CINCH. RETRO = BACK, CINCH = TIGHTEN. Retrench means to tighten back.
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by dshefman

Retrench sounds like Return money,so economize
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by amayet_math_du

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