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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·trench /rɪˈtrɛnʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·trench, v. i. To cause or suffer retrenchment; specifically, to cut down living expenses; as, it is more reputable to retrench than to live embarrassed.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·trench v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrenched p. pr. & vb. n. Retrenching.]
 1. To cut off; to pare away.
    Thy exuberant parts retrench.   --Denham.
 2. To lessen; to abridge; to curtail; as, to retrench superfluities or expenses.
    But this thy glory shall be soon retrenched.   --Milton.
 3. To confine; to limit; to restrict.
    These figures, ought they then to receive a retrenched interpretation?   --I. Taylor.
 4. Fort. To furnish with a retrenchment; as, to retrench bastions.
 Syn: -- To lesen; diminish; curtail; abridge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
      2: make a reduction, as in one's workforce; "The company had to