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verb as in save

verb as in economize

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Example Sentences

Whether those future installments continue to expand the Ghostbusters world or retrench in the familiar remains to be seen.

From Time

Now cities such as Portland, considered among the most ambitious in moving to reshape its police force, have retrenched.

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.

From Digiday

After briefly retrenching at the beginning of the pandemic, home sales soared.

Indeed, in Europe, the company has retrenched its third-party data targeting product offering.

From Digiday

Their instinct is to hold their ground rather than retrench, advance rather than retreat, intimidate rather than negotiate.

He pleases me very much by saying that he finds not a sentence that he can retrench in the first volume of "The Mill."

If the fancy of Ovid be luxuriant it is his character to be so; and if I retrench it he is no longer Ovid.

One of the hardest words a missionary can get from his Home Board is the word "retrench."

Charles really wished to retrench his expenses; but Mrs. Germaine's pride was an insuperable obstacle to all his plans of economy.

How could it be that a man who had so much wit, had not enough to retrench these egregious faults?


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retrench, such as: conserve, curtail, cut down, economize, reduce, and scrimp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.