What does the word intrench mean?

Usage examples for intrench

  1. General de Lorencez, after an unsuccessful attack upon the walls of Puebla, had been compelled to retreat toward Orizaba, and to intrench there while waiting for reenforcements. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  2. Yet it were a more constitutional and far safer thing to do than to cut the Gordian knot by a Federal incorporation act, which will forever securely intrench the trusts against State power. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson