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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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typical" trespasses for statute of limitations purposes.
According to the statement, another campaign will follow to remove trespasses in Mudhfar Square and 83 Square, where it said residents were highly cooperative with the security forces.
When she moves into the English household and takes over the couple's lives, the Lord's Prayer's supplication for the forgiveness of our trespasses--as well as the trespasses against us--takes on an unexpectedly historical and imperialist meaning.
WHEREAS the STOCK PROPRIETORS of this Territory and its Dependencies are grievously harassed, by having their Cattle distrained and impounded for heavy Damages, done or alleged to be done to the Crops of certain Settlers, who will not enclose their Plantations, but too often keep them open for the very Purpose of extorting such Damages out of the Trespasses of their Neighbour's Cattle .
sentenced a 64-year-old grandmother, Dorothy Jane Eber, to twenty-six months in prison, six months for each of four trespasses at missile sites and two months for refusing to answer questions.
In a bid to keep them and rail users safe, British Transport Police Officer Pc Steve Wareing said: "Anyone who trespasses on to the railway is taking a gamble with their own lives, as well as the lives of all the staff and passengers travelling on the trains.
Everyone who we arrest is dealt with in some way by the courts or the police, and I would remind anyone who trespasses on lines that they could be fined pounds 1,000 for doing so - and more if they cause damage.
Catholics and Protestants alike will recite the Lord's Prayer, in which we say, "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.