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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

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.
subsurface contaminants constituted continuing trespasses.
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.
Under Section 68 of the same Act, a person commits the offence of aggregated trespass if he trespasses on land, or adjoining land, and does anything designed to interfere with the activity being undertaken on the land.
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.
If an officer trespasses onto another's curtilage, that trespass would be a search if it was in an area of the curtilage where the owner has a reasonable expectation of privacy.
But we don't neglect our own needs: "Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," we ask.