retrench[ ri-trench ]SEE DEFINITION OF retrench
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETRENCH
My distress was useless, my wishes to retrench our expenses ineffectual.
But there was only one way open to me at present—and that was to retrench my expenses.
If he can retrench in pains without lessening his gains, be assured that he will do it.
But if you give him rope enough he will retrench you out of business.
They were in reduced circumstances: they had come down to Hadleigh to retrench.
Pavilliard and I contrive to retrench out of my other expenses.
The tendency of communities is to retrench on food, rather than on commodities or embellishments which they ought to go without.
But it is all theory; for when I came to the practical part I could retrench nothing.
Dr. Tremayne decided to retrench and to keep only one man-servant.
Second, retrench all eating not necessary to health and comfort.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RETRENCH
- be frugal
- be thrifty
- cut corners
- feather nest
- hide away
- lay aside
- lay away
- make ends meet
- pile up
- pinch pennies
- put by
- roll back
- salt away
- save for rainy day
- sock away
- stow away
- tighten belt