encroach definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To take another's possessions or legal rights gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.
    • To advance beyond proper or previous limitations: wilderness encroaching upon grassland.
    • Football To dedicate encroachment.
    • To enter by progressive actions or by stealth in to the belongings or legal rights of some other; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon
    • To just take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.
    • To advance beyond right or former limitations: desert encroaching upon grassland.
    • Football To devote encroachment.
    • To enter by progressive steps or by stealth to the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- generally with on or upon
    • To simply take another's possessions or liberties gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.
    • To advance beyond proper or previous limits: wilderness encroaching upon grassland.
    • Football To commit encroachment.
    • To enter by steady steps or by stealth into the belongings or legal rights of some other; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon
  • verb:
    • to seize, appropriate
    • to intrude unrightfully on another person's liberties or territory
    • to advance gradually beyond because of restrictions
    • impinge or infringe upon
    • advance beyond the most common limit
    • to seize, proper
    • to intrude unrightfully on someone else's rights or territory
    • to advance slowly beyond due limits
    • to seize, appropriate
    • to intrude unrightfully on somebody else's rights or territory
    • to advance slowly beyond due restrictions
    • impinge or infringe upon
    • advance beyond the typical limitation
    • impinge or infringe upon
    • advance beyond the typical limit
  • noun:
    • Encroachment.
    • Encroachment.
    • The work of encroaching; encroachment.
    • Encroachment.
    • Encroachment.
    • The work of encroaching; encroachment.
    • Encroachment.
    • Encroachment.
    • The act of encroaching; encroachment.
  • others:
    • To seize; simply take; take ownership of; get; get.
    • To enter, intrude, or trespass upon the possessions, jurisdiction, liberties, province, domain, or limitations of someone else or thing; infringe upon or limit another's in in whatever way; specifically, in law, to increase one's possession of land in order to transgress the boundary between it and the rightful possession or pleasure of some other otherwise associated with the public: with on or upon ahead of the item.
    • Figuratively, to intrude slowly; set hold, as if by stealth or irresistible energy: with on or upon prior to the object: as, senior years is encroaching upon me.
    • Synonyms Trench upon, infringe upon, etc. (see trespass, v. i.); to occupy, violate, creep upon.
    • To seize; simply take; just take control of; get; obtain.
    • To enter, intrude, or trespass upon the belongings, jurisdiction, legal rights, province, domain, or limits of someone else or thing; infringe upon or limit another's right in in whatever way; especially, in-law, to increase an individual's control of land in order to transgress the boundary between it while the rightful possession or pleasure of some other otherwise associated with the general public: with on or upon before the object.
    • Figuratively, to intrude gradually; lay hold, like by stealth or irresistible energy: with on or upon prior to the object: as, old age is encroaching upon me.
    • Synonyms Trench upon, infringe upon, etc. (see trespass, v. i.); to invade, violate, creep upon.
    • To seize; just take; take possession of; get; get.
    • To enter, intrude, or trespass upon the possessions, jurisdiction, liberties, province, domain, or limits of somebody else or thing; infringe upon or limit another's right in any way; particularly, in-law, to give your possession of land to be able to transgress the boundary between it and also the rightful possession or pleasure of some other or associated with general public: with on or upon ahead of the object.
    • Figuratively, to intrude slowly; put hold, just as if by stealth or irresistible energy: with on or upon prior to the item: as, later years is encroaching upon me personally.
    • Synonyms Trench upon, infringe upon, etc. (see trespass, v. i.); to invade, violate, creep upon.

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