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encroach

en·croach

encroach

 
pronunciation:
ihn kroch
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: encroached, encroaches, encroaching
definition 1: to exceed the proper or intended limits, usu. gradually.
The commercial district is encroaching on the residential zone.
synonyms:
impinge on, infringe upon
similar words:
infiltrate, overstep, trespass
definition 2: to intrude or trespass.
He encroached on my privacy.
synonyms:
butt in, interfere with, interlope, intrude, meddle
similar words:
interrupt, muscle, obtrude, pry, trespass
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derivations: encroacher (n.), encroachment (n.)