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 Dictionary entry overview: What does encroaching mean? 

ENCROACHING (adjective)
  The adjective ENCROACHING has 1 sense:

1. gradually intrusive without right or permission

  Familiarity information: ENCROACHING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ENCROACHING (adjective)

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Gradually intrusive without right or permission


encroaching; trespassing; invasive

Context examples:

we moved back from the encroaching tide / invasive tourists / trespassing hunters


intrusive (tending to intrude (especially upon privacy))

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