encroach

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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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34) Third, a franchisee may suffer substantial financial losses where the franchisor, in bad faith, encroaches on the franchisee's market.
During WW II, it was at first an isolated island cut off from the events of the greater world; as the story progresses and the boys mature, the war increasingly encroaches on their private enclave.
When someone encroaches on your space, it turns a good day in the outdoors into a bad day in a hurry.