(also intrenchment)mass noun
1The process or fact of an attitude, habit, or belief becoming so firmly established that change is very difficult or unlikely.‘this book demonstrates the entrenchment of certain views and paradigms in financial history’
- ‘the solution to progress was to transcend political entrenchment and tackle road safety with every tool imaginable’
2count noun A trench or system of trenches dug by troops to provide a place of shelter from enemy fire.
- ‘the English dug entrenchments and moved forward’
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