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encroach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of encroach

  1. to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits <each year the sea continues to encroach upon the island's beaches> Synonyms creep, inch, worm Related Words snake, sneak; entrench (also intrench), impinge, infringe, intrude, invade; overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep





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