Encroach - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- impinge or infringe upon (syn: entrench, impinge, trench)
The suburbs encroach further into the rural areas each year.
...each year the sea continues to encroach upon the island's beaches...
The sea has been encroaching (up)on the land for years.
Bureaucratic power has encroached upon the freedom of the individual.
The fighting encroached further east.
present participle: encroaching
past tense: encroached
past participle: encroached