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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: no, 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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Brian Starn, 29, and Beau Godfrey, 25, reportedly admitted to skateboarding in the empty pool and trespassing at a home under construction, according to the Santa Clara County sheriff's office.
In the 1930s in the Scottish Highlands, fourteen year old Alphie Kelly sneaks under a fence that contain dead animals and other keep out trespassing notices to go fishing at Loch Silverfin.
In a unanimous decision, the Court reversed a ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court that a state housing agency's policy of authorizing the police to serve notice on any person lacking a "legitimate business or social purpose" for being on the premises and to arrest for trespassing any person who remains or returns after having been so notified was an unconstitutionally overbroad First Amendment violation.
ARTISTSgrowing vegetables on city centre waste land have been told they are trespassing by thelandowner.
The reporter was served a summons last week charging him with criminal trespassing and is due at a hearing in Chandler Municipal Court on March 26.
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The way the story goes, a trespassing towheaded pre-teen barged into the rustic country cottage of a nuclear family of anthropomorphic bruins.
The result is a series of illegal activities that, by all accounts, are escalating in number and ingenuity: graffiti, trespassing, tree spiking, equipment vandalism, blockades, arson.