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encroach

v. to build a structure which is in whole or in part across the property line of another's real property. This may occur due to incorrect surveys, guesses or miscalculations by builders and/or owners when erecting a building. The solutions vary from giving the encroaching party an easement or lease (for a price, usually) for the lifetime of the building, or if the structure is small, actually moving it onto the owner's own property. (See: encroachment)

encroach

verb breach, commit an infraction, enter by stealth, enter upon the domain of another, enter wronggully, impinge, infiltrate, infringe, ingress wrongfully, interlope, intrude, intrude illegally, invade, invade unnawfully, irrupt, make an incursion, make inroads, obtrude, occupare, overstep, penetrate, raid, transgress, trespass, violate
See also: accroach, approach, border, impinge, impose, interfere, intervene, intrude, invade, obtrude, overlap, overreach, overstep, trespass, usurp
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Their former attitudes and their former silence were once more first encroached upon by Pancks.
Time and feeding had expanded that once romantic form; the black silk waistcoat had become more and more developed; inch by inch had the gold watch-chain beneath it disappeared from within the range of Tupman's vision; and gradually had the capacious chin encroached upon the borders of the white cravat: but the soul of Tupman had known no change --admiration of the fair sex was still its ruling passion.
Their way lay, for the most part, through the low grounds, and open plains; and except these distant places, and occasionally some men working in the fields, or lounging on the bridges under which they passed, to see them creep along, nothing encroached on their monotonous and secluded track.
A large number of rickshaw and buckboard owners and kiosks, stalls have encroached the footpaths and roadside in various areas of Sukkur including Station Road, Barrage Road, Minara Road, Ghareeb Abad, Shikarpur Road, Bandar Road.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Thursday claimed to have frustrated an attempt to sell 30 acres of encroached government land said to be worth Rs 4 billion.
1,000 acres of prime Delhi land ripe for cheap housing and infra projects encroached by land sharks and squatters
Even the footpath of the Saddar Fire Brigade is encroached, when transporters have established their booking offices in makeshift cabins.
Since the formation of Nagaland in 1963, around 59,000 hectares of Assam land has been allegedly encroached upon by residents of the neighbouring states.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal to take stringent punitive measures against those who have encroached on government lands and properties.
Mochko police station SHO Rao Farman told Daily Times that two land grabbers namely Sher Khan Mehsud and Gul Zaman Mehsud, had encroached upon 174 of the 428 acres land, marked for cottage industries.
Kathmandu, May 31 -- The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the government to prepare and submit a detailed action plan to bring back 1,849 ropanis of government land encroached upon and used by individuals, who had transferred the land ownership in their names.
Fans have encroached onto the Goodison pitch during three games this season, most recently following the last-minute winner against Portsmouth on January 3.