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encroach
used in The Two Towers

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Definition to gradually take another's rights or property
  • The road had been made in a long lost time: and for perhaps thirty miles below the Morannon it had been newly repaired, but as it went south the wild encroached upon it.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (11% in)

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