verb (used without object)
Words nearby encroach
Origin of encroach
OTHER WORDS FROM encroachen·croach·er, nounun·en·croached, adjectiveun·en·croach·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for encroaching
The parallels Hong Kong readers find between the encroaching Titans and China have made it a huge success there.This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin|David Levesley|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Scorched earth,” historically, means destroying land to deprive the encroaching enemy of its use.Israel Creates ‘No Man’s Land’ in Gaza, Shrinking Strip by 40 Percent|Jesse Rosenfeld|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I realized these rude people were encroaching upon my personal life—my own fault, mind you—for opening the door,” he said.
When he falls in love with human Grace, he must fight the encroaching winter and the change it will bring.
Or will this encroaching uneasiness with Obama stay limited to this one snapshot in time in this one Southern state?
A long walk through the encroaching jungle fills up the day.Through the Malay Archipelago|Emily Richings
They looked around fearfully at the shadows that were encroaching upon the house.Before the Dawn|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
An hour after, when pleasure falls flat and fatigue is encroaching, everything is spoilt.Domestic Peace|Honore de Balzac
And at the very last they are crowded by their great thoughts of Him, excited by the encroaching fact of His tremendous nearness.A Circuit Rider's Wife|Corra Harris
The skipper of each craft is at his own helm, roaring out orders, and eagerly watchful of the lights of his encroaching neighbors.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot