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encroach
British English: /ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ/
, /ɛnˈkrəʊtʃ/
American English: /ɪnˈkroʊtʃ/
, /ɛnˈkroʊtʃ/

intransitive verb

  • to encroach on
    (vegetation)
    gagner du terrain sur, envahir
    (sea)
    gagner (du terrain) sur, avancer sur
    (enemy)
    empiéter or déborder sur
    (territory)
    (rights)
    to encroach on somebody's privacy
    violer l'intimité de quelqu'un
    to encroach on somebody's territory ou turf
    [figurative]
    empiéter sur le territoire de quelqu'un, marcher sur les plates-bandes de quelqu'un
    (informal)

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