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

intransitive verb

  • (literal or figurative)encroach [on something] the shadows began encroaching on the lawn
    die Schatten drangen allmählich auf den Rasen vor
    the sea is encroaching [on the land]
    das Meer dringt vor
    encroach on somebody's time
    jemandes Zeit über Gebühr in Anspruch nehmen

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