Share this entry


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

intransitive verb

  • to encroach on
    gagner du terrain sur, envahir
    gagner (du terrain) sur, avancer sur
    empiéter or déborder sur (territory)
    empiéter sur (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]
Definition of encroach in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: