HyperDic: encroach

English > 2 senses of the word encroach:
VERBmotionencroach, infringe, impingeadvance beyond the usual limit
socialencroach, impinge, entrench, trenchimpinge or infringe upon
encroach > pronunciation
Rhymesapproach ... stagecoach: 11 rhymes with owch...
English > encroach: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningAdvance beyond the usual limit.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsinfringe, impinge
Broaderadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Spanishinmiscuirse, invadir
Nounsencroachersomeone who enters by force in order to conquer
encroachmententry to another's property without right or permission
encroachmentany entry into an area not previously occupied
English > encroach: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningimpinge or infringe upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsimpinge, entrench, trench
Broadertrespass, take advantagemake excessive use of
Spanishafectar, traspasar los límites, traspasar
Nounsencroachmentinfluencing strongly

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