Definition of Encroach. Meaning of Encroach. Synonyms of Encroach

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Definition of Encroach

Encroach
Encroach En*croach", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Encroached; p. pr. & vb. n. Encroaching.] [OF. encrochier to perch, prop., to hook, fasten a hook (perh. confused with acrochier, F. accrocher, to hook, get hold of, E. accroach); pref. en- (L. in) + F. croc hook. See Crook, and cf. Accroach.] To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway. No sense, faculty, or member must encroach upon or interfere with the duty and office of another. --South. Superstition, . . . a creeping and encroaching evil. --Hooker. Exclude the encroaching cattle from thy ground. --Dryden. Syn: To intrude; trench; infringe; invade; trespass.
Encroach
Encroach En*croach", n. Encroachment. [Obs.] --South.

Meaning of Encroach from wikipedia

- Encroachment is to advance beyond proper limits. Encroachment may refer to: Temporal encroachment Structural encroachment Encroachment (gridiron football)...
- the French knights unable to outflank the longbowmen (because of the encroaching woodland) and unable to charge through the forest of sharpened stakes...
- April 2006. Coonan, Cliff (9 November 2007). "The gathering sandstorm: Encroaching desert, missing water". The Independent. Archived from the original on...
- alliance with Hindu Butuan and Cebu which were already struggling against encroaching Islamic powers like Maguindanao. Brunei had also conquered the northern...
- Through the early nineteenth century, European Americans systematically encroached on the Cr**** of northern Georgia, forcing them out of the area from 1802...
- urbanization, logging, overgrazing, and the introduction of exotic species have encroached on their habitat. California boasts several superlatives in its collection...
- less than 500 millimetres (20 in) per year and the Sahara Desert is encroaching. In the dry northeast corner of the country lies Lake Chad, which Nigeria...
- shield the city and northern China's agricultural heartland from the encroaching desert steppes. The northwestern part of the muni****lity, especially...
- protect the environment, despite the perception in Congress that he was encroaching on too many lands. Eventually, Senator Charles Fulton (R-OR) attached...
- Initially its po****tion grew slowly. As European settlers continued to encroach on Seminole lands, the United States intervened to move the remaining Seminoles...
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