encroach: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (en-krōch'), [key]
- to advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits; make gradual inroads: A dictatorship of the majority is encroaching on the rights of the individual.
- to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances.
- encroach (Thesaurus)