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no trespassing

do not enter. (Usually seen on a sign. Not usually spoken.) The sign on the tree said, "No Trespassing." So we didn't go in. The angry farmer chased us out of the field shouting, "Get out! Don't you see the 'No Trespassing' sign?"
See also: trespass

trespass (up)on something

to intrude or encroach onto a restricted or private area. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) You had better not trespass upon Mr. Green's land. I wouldn't trespass on that fenced-off land!
See also: on, trespass

trespass on

v.
1. To enter wrongfully onto some land that belongs to another: We don't tolerate hunters who trespass on our property.
2. To infringe on something, such as another's privacy, time, or attention: Do not trespass on their patience by pursuing this matter any further.
See also: on, trespass
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The man is said to have not only trespassed into Selena's property, he was also charged with burglary.
He did so after he trespassed into her bedroom through the living room window.
Accordingly, the court found that the defendants had trespassed on an existing property right.
The police received a complaint from an Uzbek woman that he trespassed into her villa in Umm Suqeim late at night on October 20, last year.
But if he hadn't trespassed all the nests would have been destroyed.
The developer claimed that SCOPE and Quigley had libeled the company and illegally trespassed onto the company's property.