What is another word for retrench?

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To reduce (something) in extent or quantity
“There are various reasons, then, why many citizens have supported right-wing parties which seek to retrench the welfare state.”
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To cut down or reduce
“First, declining sales growth indicated economic trouble and a need to retrench and reduce costs in a business environment in which managers pay close attention to sales growth.”
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To reduce in extent or quantity
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To decrease bit by bit
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To become smaller or less in amount, degree or intensity
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