What does encroaching mean?

Definitions for encroaching

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encroaching(a), invasive, trespassing(a)(adj)

    gradually intrusive without right or permission

    "we moved back from the encroaching tide"; "invasive tourists"; "trespassing hunters"


  1. encroaching(Adjective)

    Describing something that encroaches.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encroaching

    of Encroach


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of encroaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of encroaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Keith Schoonmaker:

    There aren't going to be competitors encroaching upon their returns and they have a cost advantage over trucking companies.

  2. Georgetown University Nicholas Palarino:

    Zawahiri is clearly very angry and frustrated that the Islamic State has been attacking him, attacking his soldiers on the ground, attacking him personally. you can compare it to two drug gangs, or two mafia mobs. One is encroaching on the other's territory.

  3. Keith Schoonmaker:

    For investors who have a longer time horizon, that is more than a couple of months, we think the railroad stocks present compelling opportunities, there aren't going to be competitors encroaching upon their returns and they have a cost advantage over trucking companies.

  4. Milton Waner:

    It’s relentless, at some stage, one or more of these vessels will rupture. Usually it’s associated with minor trauma or it can be spontaneous, and this will lead to a huge, massive hemorrhage and these hemorrhages can be fatal. In addition to this problem, Zoubir’s venous malformation was encroaching on his airway so at some point it would affect his ability to breathe.

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