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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infringe mean? 

  The verb INFRINGE has 2 senses:

1. go against, as of rules and laws
2. advance beyond the usual limit

  Familiarity information: INFRINGE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1infringe [BACK TO TOP]


Go against, as of rules and laws

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


contravene; infringe; run afoul; conflict

Context examples:

He ran afoul of the law / This behavior conflicts with our rules

Hypernyms (to "infringe" is one way to...):

breach; break; go against; infract; offend; transgress; violate (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sense 2infringe [BACK TO TOP]


Advance beyond the usual limit

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


encroach; impinge; infringe

Hypernyms (to "infringe" is one way to...):

advance; go on; march on; move on; pass on; progress (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

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