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encroach (up)on (something)

To approach or cross a literal or figurative boundary. That fool next door totally encroached upon my land when he built his new fence. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to encroach on your authority by assigning work to your interns.
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encroach (up)on someone or something

to infringe or trespass on someone or something; to move into the space belonging to someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I did not mean to encroach upon your property. I need lots of space. Don't encroach on me.
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encroach on

or encroach upon
v.
To advance or extend toward or into something beyond its proper or former limits: The weeds in my neighbor's yard are encroaching on my lawn. At the edge of the village, the desert encroaches upon grassland.
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Anti-encroachment personnel were also deployed in different markets so that encroachers activities could be controlled, he added.
When local sub collector Sriram Venkatraman took stern action against encroachers, there had been calls from CPM leaders including electricity minister M.
The encroachers have occupied roads, footpaths and open spaces in Bara Market, Namak Mandi, Narnkari Bazaar,
The encroachers have occupied roads, footpaths and open spaces in Bara Market, Namak Mandi, Narnkari Bazaar, Fawara Chowk, Trunk Bazaar, Jamia Masjid Road, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town, Commercial Market, Saidpur Road, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Asghar Mall Road, Ganjmandi Road, Dhoke Mangtal Road and Bagh Sardaran in the city and Tench Bhatta, Kamalabad, Dhoke Syedan, Lalkurti, Sher Zaman Colony, Chur Chowk Road, Chungi No 22, Dehri Hasanabad and Tahli Morri Chowk in the Cantonment.
The CDA staff also started plantation at the site immediately so that the encroachers could not find it easy to reoccupy the site.
Venkataraman had taken a strong position against all encroachers, and some of his decisions embarrassed the government when it was revealed that some of the ruling coalition's supporters were also among the alleged encroachers.
State authorities are approached for removal of encroachers.
However, Mohd Azim Tuman, former chief of Houseboat Owners Association said: " When those people whose structures got submerged in floods last year started reconstructing them, they were accused of being encroachers," he said.
However, he added that the encroachers had sold part of the land to ordinary residents.
LAHORE, June 20 -- The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to launch an operation against encroachers and qabza groups who have now started encroaching public parks in various localities of the City.
RAWALPINDI, June 17 -- The Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) on Wednesday launched a grand operation against the encroachers in various bazaars here, confiscated three truck-load items and also imposed Rs 37,000 fine on the encroachers.
A policeman and three demonstrators were killed in clashes between Maoist-affiliated forest encroachers and police that started Friday in western Nepal, a local official said Saturday.
RAWALPINDI:Despite court orders and the visit of Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi of LHC to different city markets, encroachments could not be removed as encroachers still rule almost all markets of the town.
RAWALPINDI -- Despite court orders and the visit of Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi of LHC to different city markets, encroachments could not be removed as encroachers still rule almost all markets of the town.
RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) in collaboration with district and City Traffic Police, under grand anti-encroachment operation, Saturday sealed 11 shops and confiscated two truckload goods of encroachers while a FIR was also lodged against violaters in respective police station.