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Definition of encroach:

  1. Encroachment.
  2. To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; - commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway.


contravene, overstep, intrench, infringe, run afoul, entrench, study at trespass, trench, impinge, meddle, conflict, dig in, ditch.

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