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  1. encroach

    • IPA[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ]

    英式

    • v.
      intrude on (a person's territory, rights, personal life, etc.);advance gradually beyond usual or acceptable limits
    • verb: encroach, 3rd person present: encroaches, gerund or present participle: encroaching, past tense: encroached, past participle: encroached

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. intrude on (a person's territory, rights, personal life, etc.) rather than encroach on his privacy she might have kept to her room
    • advance gradually beyond usual or acceptable limits the sea has encroached all round the coast
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    • IPA[inˈkrōCH]

    美式

    • v.
      intrude on (a person's territory or a thing considered to be a right): rather than encroach on his privacy she might have kept to her room

    Oxford American Dictionary