Synonyms of retrench in English:


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1‘not all the directors wanted to retrench’

economize, cut back, make cutbacks, make savings, make economies, reduce expenditure, be economical, be sparing, be frugal, budget, tighten one's belt, husband one's resources, draw in one's horns, save, scrimp and save, cut corners

2‘welfare services will have to be retrenched’

reduce, cut, cut back, cut down, cut back on, pare, pare down, slim down, bring down, make reductions in, make cutbacks in, trim, prune, whittle away, whittle down, salami-slice, take off, decrease, lower, lessen, shorten, curtail, truncate, shrink, diminish, minimize
informal slash, axe