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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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