Definition of 'encroach'
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Deer which carry ticks are also increasingly encroaching in suburban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was now encroaching on my territory. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you are in love, anyone encroaching on your territory will prompt insecurity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And the sense of some grand, encroaching darkness is at the edge of all these very different poets. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Any other action would have meant encroaching on the territory of others, using means and resources for which he was not qualified. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
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Used Occasionally. encroach is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'encroach'
British English: encroach VERB
If one thing encroaches on another, the first thing spreads or becomes stronger, and slowly begins to restrict the power, range, or effectiveness of the second thing.
The new institutions do not encroach on political power.
Definition of encroach from the Collins English Dictionary
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