verb (used without object)
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Origin of encroach
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OTHER WORDS FROM encroachen·croach·er, nounun·en·croached, adjectiveun·en·croach·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for encroach
As she saw Mehta lurking nearby, she asked Mehta not to encroach.A divisive Jets reporter, accused of bullying, loses his place on the beat|Ben Strauss|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
That allows you to zip away from any cars that you think might be encroaching into your space, but it also means that you can scare yourself if you twist it too much.I rode an electric motorcycle for the first time. Here’s what I learned.|Rob Verger|December 10, 2020|Popular Science
Confirmed cases of Lyme in the US have doubled since the ’90s, when housing developments increasingly encroached into rural areas and created patchy forest remnants.The fight to stop the next pandemic starts in the jungles of Borneo|Brian Barth|December 2, 2020|Popular Science
That reality has been driven home repeatedly for legacy brands that have watched emerging direct-to-consumer brands encroach on their territory with innovative new models for connecting with and advertising to consumers.Marketers have successfully pivoted to first-party data, but struggle to deploy it|Adstra|December 2, 2020|Digiday
Nearby coastal states like Oregon and Washington are also seeing record blazes, some of which are encroaching on major population centers.“Unprecedented”: What’s behind the California, Oregon, and Washington wildfires|Umair Irfan|September 11, 2020|Vox
In the east, the Chinese army continues periodically to encroach on Indian territory.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister|Kapil Komireddi|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any attempt to encroach on it, even by an iota, will ultimately lead to our enslavement by a federal tyranny.Gun-Control Foes Misunderstand the Intent of the Second Amendment|Jack Schwartz|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How does this symbolize constraints on girls and women, and encroach on our right to be simply as we are, at any given moment?Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance|Ashley Judd|April 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He got really mad when they started to encroach on his personal life.
The goods manager was not aggressive, and it was sometimes thought that Mathieson inclined to encroach upon his territory.
He was suddenly ashamed, humbled, feeling in her love a quality upon which no shameful circumstance could encroach.Fidelity|Susan Glaspell
Give Great Britain time to encroach and fortify upon all our frontiers?
As the tent was found to encroach partly on the same crevasse, it may be imagined that we did not dally long over the meal.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Vines threatened to engulf the circling street of sepulchers in greenery and bloom, and grass to encroach on the flower plots.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson