encroach

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encroach /ɪnˈkroʊtʃ/ verb
encroaches; encroached; encroaching
encroach
/ɪnˈkroʊtʃ/
verb
encroaches; encroached; encroaching
Learner's definition of ENCROACH
[no object]
: to gradually move or go into an area that is beyond the usual or desired limits
usually + on or upon
: to gradually take or begin to use or affect something that belongs to someone else or that someone else is using usually + on or upon

— encroachment

/ɪnˈkroʊtʃmənt/ noun, plural encroachments