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encroach

US [ɪnˈkroʊtʃ]
UK [ɪnˈkrəʊtʃ]
  • v.侵蚀;侵占(某人的时间);侵犯(某人的权利);扰乱(某人的生活)
  • Web蚕食;侵入;侵害
Simple Present:encroaches  Present Participle:encroaching  Past Tense:encroached  
encroach
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v.
1.
[i]
~ (on/upon sth)
侵占(某人的时间);侵犯(某人的权利);扰乱(某人的生活)to begin to affect or use up too much of sb's time, rights, personal life, etc.
I won't encroach on your time any longer.
我不会再占用你的时间了。
He never allows work to encroach upon his family life.
他从不让工作扰乱他的家庭生活。
2.
[i]
~ (on/upon sth)
侵蚀,蚕食(地区)to slowly begin to cover more and more of an area
The growing town soon encroached on the surrounding countryside.
这个不断扩大的城镇不久便将周围的农村变成了市区。
the encroaching tide(= that is coming in)
不断涌向陆地的潮水

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