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infringe

in·fringe

infringe

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn frInj
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: infringed, infringes, infringing
definition: to cross established limits; encroach; trespass (usu. fol. by on or upon).
They argued about whether any type of censorship infringes on the right of free speech.
similar words:
trespass
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to violate, break, or go beyond the limits of.
I haven't been able to trust him since he infringed our agreement.
similar words:
break, contravene
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