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1. encroach

verb. ['ɪnˈkroʊtʃ'] advance beyond the usual limit.

Synonyms

  • infringe
  • move on
  • impinge
  • pass on
  • go on
  • march on
  • advance

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • retreat
  • regress
  • keep

Etymology

  • encrochier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Encroach

  • reproach
  • approach
  • caroche
  • brooch
  • broach
  • roche
  • roache
  • poach
  • goetsch
  • doetsch
  • coach

Sentences with encroach


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As humans encroach on crocodile territory, nesting and hunting sites are shrinking.

2. Verb, base form
Grave blankets must be sized in a way that they do not encroach on any adjacent grave sites.

2. encroach

verb. ['ɪnˈkroʊtʃ'] impinge or infringe upon.

Synonyms

  • trench
  • impinge
  • entrench
  • take advantage

Antonyms

  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • discontinue
  • refrain

Etymology

  • encrochier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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