What does the word encroach mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

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

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Encroachment.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Daniel Defoe