verb (used without object)
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Origin of encroach
synonym study for encroach
OTHER WORDS FROM encroachen·croach·er, nounun·en·croached, adjectiveun·en·croach·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for encroach
Now, Craddock is among a group of Northern Virginia residents asking whether greenery can be saved as development encroaches.Neighbors mount effort to defend Arlington’s trees from development|Justin Wm. Moyer|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
With markets diversifying and competition not limited by physical geography to encroach on your search space, you must build momentum and identify new ways of growing your paid landscape.
Though maybe it’s less about competition and more about celebrating the encroaching Pisces season.Popeyes Is Hoping for Another Hit With Its New Cajun Flounder Sandwich|Jaya Saxena|February 10, 2021|Eater
For example, without high-quality data insights, it becomes impossible for advertisers to detect when competitors start to encroach on their brand terms — among other things.
Still, for all these efforts, the Indus dolphin’s habitat is shrinking, encroached upon by cities and the pollution they generate.
The Obama administration argued that Kirk-Menendez was unnecessarily confrontational and encroached on presidential authority.Iran Nuclear Deal Credit Should Go to Kirk and Menendez, Not Obama|David Frum|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Despite facing many obstacles, it was encroached only once, when militants invaded and took Dr. Abdi hostage.Angelina Jolie Champions Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Hawa Abdi|Kara Cutruzzula|March 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
About half-way up the ascent they came to a semicircular projection which encroached somewhat on the footway.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
On the original fabric of Bierce's mind the satiric strand has encroached more than the design allows.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
The other two sides were still open to the hazel coppice that here encroached upon the Abbey.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Here a peat-bog has encroached upon a fresh-water lake and has covered a mud bottom strewn with shells of pond-snails and mussels.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
Christmas Day was not very enjoyable in cramped quarters, the tent having encroached on us owing to drift settling around it.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson