Predicate: retrench

Roleset id: retrench.01 , (re)take a strong defensive position, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

retrench.01: RETRENCH-V NOTES: Frames file for 'retrench' based on sentences in wsj. No access to Verbnet at the moment. (from retrench.01-v predicate notes)


retrench (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: entity in defensive position

Example: bad stylistics

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        ''Today, he frets, exports and business investment spending may be insufficient to pick up the slack if stock prices sink this week and if consumers retrench in reaction.

        Arg0: consumers
        Rel: retrench
        ArgM-CAU: in reaction