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

intransitive verb

  • to encroach on
    (vegetation)
    (sea)
    avanzare su
    (enemy) (territory)
    (rights)
    to encroach on somebody's privacy
    violare la privacy di qualcuno
    to encroach on somebody's territory o turf [figurative]
    invadere il campo di qualcuno

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