present tense third-person singular of encroach
as in invades
to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits each year the sea continues to encroach upon the island's beaches

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“Encroaches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encroaches. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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