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Adjective: encroaching  en'krow-ching or in'krow-ching
  1. Gradually intrusive without right or permission
    "we moved back from the encroaching tide";
    - invasive, trespassing
Verb: encroach  en'krowch or in'krowch
  1. Advance beyond the usual limit
    - infringe, impinge
  2. Have a negative effect on, esp. by somehow restricting; infringe upon
    "This encroaches on my rights as an individual";
    - impinge, entrench, trench [archaic]

See also: intrusive

Type of: advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress, take advantage, trespass

Encyclopedia: Encroach