retrench - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retrench
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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.
RE(again and again)+TRENCH(to dig)....when you are trenching again and again, you are reducing the amount(of earth)....
Trench means to "cut deeply into or impinge". <br> Retrench is a related word. It has nothing to do with "re".
RETRENCH = RETRO+CINCH. RETRO = BACK, CINCH = TIGHTEN. Retrench means to tighten back.
Retrench sounds like Return money,so economize