In the east, the Chinese army continues periodically to encroach on Indian territory.
Any attempt to encroach on it, even by an iota, will ultimately lead to our enslavement by a federal tyranny.
He got really mad when they started to encroach on his personal life.
early 14c., "acquire, get," from Old French encrochier "seize, fasten on, hang on (to), cling (to); hang up, suspend," literally "to catch with a hook," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). Meaning "seize wrongfully" is from c.1400. Sense of "trespass" is first recorded 1530s. Related: Encroached; encroaches; encroaching.