[ UK /ɛnkɹˈə‍ʊt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ɪnˈkɹoʊtʃ/ ]
  1. impinge or infringe upon
    This matter entrenches on other domains
    This impinges on my rights as an individual
  2. advance beyond the usual limit
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How To Use encroach In A Sentence

  • After her 19th birthday her thrice - divorced manager, afraid that her encroaching adulthood might impede her careerist progress, began to woo her.
  • She has no right to encroach on my time.
  • Huge towers grew into the sky, as the countryside gradually encroached on the city outskirts.
  • From the Whiskey Rebellion to the Know-Nothings to the reborn Militias of the 1990s, the eastern establishment has always had reason to fear the expression of a certain kind of cussed American individualism that rebels against what it sees as the encroachments of the state. Obama's Culture War
  • There was no one at the beamdown point, which was close to where the undetectable barrier kept the swamp from encroaching on the habitat, but there was a road nearby that took them to the village in less than half an hour's walk. The Beast That Resembles A Poem(A Handy Resource for Architects,Engineers, and Students)
  • Council was addressing an application made for approval of a retaining wall that encroaches onto the boulevard.
  • The developers also plan to prohibit further land encroachment along the banks of the canal.
  • In these, as in the Crinoids, the interambulacral plates are absent, and the interambulacral spaces are filled by an encroachment of the ab-oral region upon them. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862
  • We will never allow anybody to encroach upon China's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
  • If you are in love, anyone encroaching on your territory will prompt insecurity. Times, Sunday Times
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