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Definition of Encroach
EncroachEncroach 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.
Exclude the encroaching cattle from thy ground.
Syn: To intrude; trench; infringe; invade; trespass.
Encroach En*croach", n.
Encroachment. [Obs.] --South.
Meaning of Encroach from wikipedia
is to advance beyond proper
to: Temporal encroachment Structural encroachment Encroachment
- the French knights unable
(because of the encroaching
woodland) and unable
to charge through
2006. Coonan, Cliff
2007). "The gathering
water". The Independent. Archived
from the original
with Hindu Butuan
and Cebu which
were already struggling against encroaching Islamic powers
like Maguindanao. Brunei
had also conquered
the early nineteenth
century, European Americans systematically encroached
on the Cr**** of northern
them out of the area from 1802...
- urbanization, logging, overgrazing, and the introduction
of exotic species
habitat. California boasts several superlatives
in its collection...
- less than 500 millimetres
(20 in) per year and the Sahara Desert
. In the dry northeast corner
of the country
lies Lake Chad, which
the city and northern
China's agricultural heartland
from the encroaching desert
steppes. The northwestern
part of the muni****lity, especially...
the environment, despite
that he was encroaching
on too many lands. Eventually, Senator Charles Fulton
its po****tion grew slowly. As European settlers continued
lands, the United States intervened
to move the remaining
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