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retrench
used in Sense and Sensibility

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to pause and then change how something is done — often while reducing the use of resources
  • YOUR sense of honour and honesty would have led you, I know, when aware of your situation, to attempt all the economy that would appear to you possible: and, perhaps, as long as your frugality retrenched only on your own comfort, you might have been suffered to practice it, but beyond that— and how little could the utmost of your single management do to stop the ruin which had begun before your marriage?
    Chapter 47 (28% in)

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