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Encroach vs. Impinge

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Encroachverb

to seize, appropriate

Impingeverb

To make a physical impact on.

Encroachverb

(intransitive) to intrude unrightfully on someone else’s rights or territory

Impingeverb

To interfere with.

Encroachverb

(intransitive) to advance gradually beyond due limits

Impingeverb

To have an effect upon, especially a negative one.

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Encroachnoun

(rare) Encroachment.

Impingeverb

To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to clash with; - with on or upon.

‘The cause of reflection is not the impinging of light on the solid or impervious parts of bodies.’; ‘But, in the present order of things, not to be employed without impinging on God's justice.’;

Encroachverb

To enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another; to trespass; to intrude; to trench; - commonly with on or upon; as, to encroach on a neighbor; to encroach on the highway.

‘No sense, faculty, or member must encroach upon or interfere with the duty and office of another.’; ‘Superstition, . . . a creeping and encroaching evil.’; ‘Exclude the encroaching cattle from thy ground.’;

Impingeverb

impinge or infringe upon;

‘This impinges on my rights as an individual’; ‘This matter entrenches on other domains’;

Encroachnoun

Encroachment.

Impingeverb

advance beyond the usual limit

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Encroachverb

advance beyond the usual limit

Impingeverb

have an effect, especially a negative one

‘several factors impinge on market efficiency’;

Encroachverb

impinge or infringe upon;

‘This impinges on my rights as an individual’; ‘This matter entrenches on other domains’;

Impingeverb

advance over an area belonging to someone or something else; encroach

‘the proposed fencing would impinge on a public bridleway’;

Impingeverb

strike

‘the gases impinge on the surface of the liquid’;

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