Complete Definition of "encroach"

English

Etymology
From Old French encrochier

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊtÊ|-ÉÊtÊ

Verb
en-verb|encroach|es

  1. intransitiveIntrude unrightfully on someone else's rights or territory.

#* 2005, w:Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination|252d.
#*: Because change itself would absolutely stay-stable, and again, conversely, stability itself would change, if each of them encroached on the other.

  1. intransitive Advance gradually beyond due limits.

Translations
trans-top|Intrude unrightfully on someone else's rights or territory
Finnish: tunkeutua
trans-mid
Portuguese: invadir
trans-bottom

trans-top|Advance gradually beyond due limits
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
encroacher
encroachment

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. An encroachment.

Translations
Finnish: kajoaminen

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