Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To trench on another's limits or rights; intrude; makeinroads.

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Usage examples "encroach":

  1. When business pressed, he rather chose to encroach on his hours of meals and rest than omit any part of his work. - "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.
  2. They were allowed to encroach on the lawn, where they stood among the planted bushes and under the palms. - "The Voodoo Gold Trail", Walter Walden.
  3. A woman of sense and breeding will scorn as much to encroach upon the prerogative of the man as a man of sense will scorn to oppress the weakness of the woman. - "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.