Definition of "encroach"
  1. The act of building or intruding on someone else's property due to miscalculations, guessing, or intentional choice
How to use "encroach" in a sentence
  1. The fence built by the new neighbor seemed to encroach on Martha's property.
  2. Having misread the property lines, their extension began to encroach the next door plot.
  3. The construction of the new mall threatened to encroach on the surrounding private lands.

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