“I realized these rude people were encroaching upon my personal life—my own fault, mind you—for opening the door,” he said.
The parallels Hong Kong readers find between the encroaching Titans and China have made it a huge success there.
When he falls in love with human Grace, he must fight the encroaching winter and the change it will bring.
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.