The Obama administration argued that Kirk-Menendez was unnecessarily confrontational and encroached on presidential authority.
Despite facing many obstacles, it was encroached only once, when militants invaded and took Dr. Abdi hostage.
The public domain, encroached upon by usurpations or by the colonies of Sylla, had almost disappeared.
They strike when they think that you have encroached on their trail.
I have pretty well exhausted my experience-money, but have not yet encroached on my monthly allowance.
Hence, the Ugrian has been displaced, or encroached upon by others.
All of the elements of discontent united against an act which encroached upon the right of the assemblies to control taxation.
And, then, a reaction took place, and the French has encroached ever since.
Gantarawadi has, however, encroached westwards beyond the boundaries which nature would assign to it.
Upon these the ancestors of the present Norwegians encroached.
early 14c., "acquire, get," from Old French encrochier "seize, fasten on, hang on (to), cling (to); hang up, suspend," literally "to catch with a hook," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). Meaning "seize wrongfully" is from c.1400. Sense of "trespass" is first recorded 1530s. Related: Encroached; encroaches; encroaching.