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en·croach

 (ĕn-krōch′)
intr.v. en·croached, en·croach·ing, en·croach·es
1. To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily: encroach on a neighbor's land.
2. To advance beyond proper or former limits: desert encroaching upon grassland.
3. Football To commit encroachment.

[Middle English encrochen, to seize illegally, from Old French encrochier, to seize : en-, in; see en-1 + croc, hook (of Germanic origin).]

en·croach′er n.
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encroach

(ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by: on or upon) to intrude gradually, stealthily, or insidiously upon the rights, property, etc, of another
2. to advance beyond the usual or proper limits
[C14: from Old French encrochier to seize, literally: fasten upon with hooks, from en-1 + croc hook, of Germanic origin; see crook]
enˈcroacher n
enˈcroachingly adv
enˈcroachment n
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en•croach

(ɛnˈkroʊtʃ)

v.i.
1. to advance beyond established or proper limits; make gradual inroads.
2. to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. gradually or stealthily.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French encrocher, Old French encrochier to catch hold of, seize =en- en-1 + -crochier, v. derivative of croc hook < Germanic]
en•croach′er, n.
en•croach′ment, n.
syn: See trespass.
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encroach


Past participle: encroached
Gerund: encroaching

Imperative
encroach
encroach
Present
I encroach
you encroach
he/she/it encroaches
we encroach
you encroach
they encroach
Preterite
I encroached
you encroached
he/she/it encroached
we encroached
you encroached
they encroached
Present Continuous
I am encroaching
you are encroaching
he/she/it is encroaching
we are encroaching
you are encroaching
they are encroaching
Present Perfect
I have encroached
you have encroached
he/she/it has encroached
we have encroached
you have encroached
they have encroached
Past Continuous
I was encroaching
you were encroaching
he/she/it was encroaching
we were encroaching
you were encroaching
they were encroaching
Past Perfect
I had encroached
you had encroached
he/she/it had encroached
we had encroached
you had encroached
they had encroached
Future
I will encroach
you will encroach
he/she/it will encroach
we will encroach
you will encroach
they will encroach
Future Perfect
I will have encroached
you will have encroached
he/she/it will have encroached
we will have encroached
you will have encroached
they will have encroached
Future Continuous
I will be encroaching
you will be encroaching
he/she/it will be encroaching
we will be encroaching
you will be encroaching
they will be encroaching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been encroaching
you have been encroaching
he/she/it has been encroaching
we have been encroaching
you have been encroaching
they have been encroaching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been encroaching
you will have been encroaching
he/she/it will have been encroaching
we will have been encroaching
you will have been encroaching
they will have been encroaching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been encroaching
you had been encroaching
he/she/it had been encroaching
we had been encroaching
you had been encroaching
they had been encroaching
Conditional
I would encroach
you would encroach
he/she/it would encroach
we would encroach
you would encroach
they would encroach
Past Conditional
I would have encroached
you would have encroached
he/she/it would have encroached
we would have encroached
you would have encroached
they would have encroached
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.encroach - advance beyond the usual limit
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
2.encroach - impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
take advantage, trespass - make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy"
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encroach

verb intrude, invade, trespass, infringe, usurp, impinge, trench, overstep, make inroads, impose yourself He doesn't like people to encroach on his territory.
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Translations
يَتَعَدّى
gøre indgreb i
seilast inn á
brovimasiskėsinimasiskėsintis
aizskartielauzties
zasiahnuť

encroach

[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ] VIavanzar
to encroach (up)on [+ time] → quitar; [+ rights] → usurpar; [+ land] (of neighbour) → invadir, traspasar los límites de; [+ land] (by sea) → hurtar, invadir; [+ someone's subject] → invadir
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encroach

[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ] vi
to encroach on, to encroach upon [+ territory, land] → empiéter sur; [+ rights] → empiéter sur
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encroach

vi to encroach (up)on (land)vordringen in (+acc); sphere, rightseingreifen in (+acc); privilegesübergreifen auf (+acc); timein Anspruch nehmen
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encroach

[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ] vi to encroach (up)on (rights) → usurpare; (land, of neighbour) → sconfinare in; (subj, sea, land) → avanzare sopra; (time) → abusare di
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encroach

(inˈkrəutʃ) : enˈcroach on
to advance into; invade. to encroach on someone's land/rights.
enˈcroachment noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
AAC Mir Khawas Khan led the crackdown operation against the profiteers and encroachers in Bhana Mari area and arrested 18 Profiteers and encroachers.
Encroachers set their shops at open spaces in Bara Market, Namak Mandi, Narnkari Bazaar, Fawara Chowk, Trunk Bazaar,Jamia Masjid Road, Sadiqabad, MuslimTown, Commercial Market, Saidpur Road, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Asghar Mall Road,Ganjmandi Road, Dhoke Mangtal Road and Bagh Sardaran in areas falling in the domain of the municipal body.
He said that a rigorous campaign was launched against encroachers of forest land in July with the help of park rangers, police and district administration.
RAWALPINDI:As the preparation of Eid ul Azha in full swing, there is hustle and bustle in shopping malls but encroachers have occupied even footpath of the city that is creating problems for the motorists and pedestrians.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Railways has retrieved 16.052 acres commercial land at Peshawar, Dargai, Mardan, Nowshera and Mardan stations from encroachers and un-authorized government departments.
KARACHI -- Service road of busy University Road from Hassan Square to Al-Mustafa Hospital remains occupied by encroachers, mainly owners of eatery shops, while motorists, commuters and pedestrians face immense problems.
KARACHI -- Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed, whose party membership was recently suspended by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has alleged that Pervaiz Khattak, Jahangir Tahreen, Nadir Leghari and Abdul Aleem were running the party like 'encroachers'.Talking to media upon his return from Lahore, Wajiuddin dismissed reports of formation of any faction in the party, saying that certain people have hijacked the party out of which four are prominent.
Police fired aerial gunshots and tear gas shells on the encroachers, protesting for an cleaning operation against them in surrounding the monumental and historic Empress Market, which is densely occupied by the hundreds of illegal stall holders and vendors.
RAWALPINDI -- Anti encroachment campaign in doldrums as the encroachers have occupied various city roads that is creating problems for the motorists and pedestrians.
According to Conservator of Forests, Rawalpindi North Circle, Ather Shah Khagga, due to hectic efforts made by him and District Forest Officer Attock Kamran Kazmi, the department launched an operation last week in collaboration with Deputy Commissioner and District Police Attock to retrieve 648 acres (5, 184 kanals) land from the encroachers.
KARACHI -- Security personnel resorted to aerial firing on Wednesday to disperse a group of protesting encroachers who attacked the anti-encroachment staff of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in Saddar damaging KMC vehicles, including excavators and dumpers, according to witnesses and municipal utility sources.
markets, encroachments could not be removed as the encroachers still rule almost all markets of the town.