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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·croach /ɪnˈkroʧ, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·croach v. i. [imp. & p. p. Encroached p. pr. & vb. n. Encroaching.]  To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; -- commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway.
    No sense, faculty, or member must encroach upon or interfere with the duty and office of another.   --South.
    Superstition, . . . a creeping and encroaching evil.   --Hooker.
    Exclude the encroaching cattle from thy ground.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To intrude; trench; infringe; invade; trespass.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·croach, n. Encroachment. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: advance beyond the usual limit [syn: infringe, impinge]
      2: impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an
         individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"
         [syn: impinge, entrench, trench]