Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb encroach

2 senses of encroach

Sense 1
encroach, infringe, impinge -- (advance beyond the usual limit)
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 2
impinge, encroach, entrench, trench -- (impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains")
       => trespass, take advantage -- (make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy")

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