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retrench

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretrenchre‧trench /rɪˈtrentʃ/ verb [intransitive] formal 🔊 🔊 SPEND MONEYif a government or organization retrenches, it spends less money syn economizeretrenchment noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 a government policy of retrenchment→ See Verb table
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retrenchThese recent proposals reflect Moscow's current priority to retrench economically and militarily in the Third World.The hospitals would be left to retrench naturally, while community services would remain patchy and slow to evolve.At this stage, the Government began to retrench on its nuclear programmes.Pru-Bache is to retrench to Bache's old strength of retail stockbroking.
From Longman Business Dictionaryretrenchre‧trench /rɪˈtrentʃ/ verb [intransitive] formalFINANCEECONOMICS if a company, industry, or government retrenches, it spends less moneyDefense companies are retrenching and have scaled back orders.retrenchment noun [countable, uncountable]No sooner had he taken office when he announced a savage program of retrenchment and deflation.a drasticretrenchment plan→ See Verb table
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Verb table
retrench
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyretrench
he, she, itretrenches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyretrenched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave retrenched
he, she, ithas retrenched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad retrenched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill retrench
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have retrenched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam retrenching
he, she, itis retrenching
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you, we, theyare retrenching
Past
I, he, she, itwas retrenching
you, we, theywere retrenching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been retrenching
he, she, ithas been retrenching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been retrenching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be retrenching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been retrenching
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