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(v) to cut back (expenses, etc.); to cut down. Origin: L re-, back + truncare, to cut The falling profits and increased costs forced the company to retrench drastically. It shut off one of its two manufacturing plants and laid off half of its employees. The companies that employ more than 300 people cannot retrench their employees without government permission. The writer calculated that if he was to make his savings last another eight months, he must retrench on his expenses at once.

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