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  • verbsave
  • verbeconomize

synonyms for retrench

  • conserve
  • curtail
  • cut down
  • economize
  • reduce
  • scrimp
  • trim
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How to use retrench in a sentence

Now cities such as Portland, considered among the most ambitious in moving to reshape its police force, have retrenched.
ANARCHISTS AND AN INCREASE IN VIOLENT CRIME HIJACK PORTLAND’S SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTSCOTT WILSONMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Tim PetersonPublishers are going to be wringing more out of what they already haveAfter a few years of exploring ways to diversify revenue, publishers are going to spend the first half of the year retrenching around what works.
MEDIA BRIEFING: THE MEDIA INDUSTRY’S TOP TRENDS AT THE MOMENTTIM PETERSONJANUARY 28, 2021DIGIDAY
After briefly retrenching at the beginning of the pandemic, home sales soared.
EXPERTS PREDICT WHAT THE 2021 HOUSING MARKET WILL BRINGKATHY ORTONJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Indeed, in Europe, the company has retrenched its third-party data targeting product offering.
TIKTOK’S UNUSUAL SPINOFF: 4 OUTSTANDING ADVERTISER CONCERNSLARA O'REILLYSEPTEMBER 22, 2020DIGIDAY
He pleases me very much by saying that he finds not a sentence that he can retrench in the first volume of "The Mill."
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
If the fancy of Ovid be luxuriant it is his character to be so; and if I retrench it he is no longer Ovid.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 57, NO. 354, APRIL 1845VARIOUS
One of the hardest words a missionary can get from his Home Board is the word "retrench."
HOW I KNOW GOD ANSWERS PRAYERROSALIND GOFORTH
Charles really wished to retrench his expenses; but Mrs. Germaine's pride was an insuperable obstacle to all his plans of economy.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
How could it be that a man who had so much wit, had not enough to retrench these egregious faults?
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 10 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Why retrench from the Natural History of Man the history of his noblest part?
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY, VOLUME III (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC, COMTE DE BUFFON
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WORDS RELATED TO RETRENCH

  • abbreviate
  • boil down
  • chop
  • clip
  • contract
  • cramp
  • cut
  • cut back
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • dock
  • downsize
  • get to meat
  • halt
  • lessen
  • lop
  • minify
  • pare down
  • put in nutshell
  • reduce
  • retrench
  • roll back
  • shorten
  • slash
  • trim
  • truncate
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