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encroach
used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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Definition
to gradually take another's rights or property
  • Encroach, presume, and the game is up.
    Chapter 24 (29% in)
encroach = gradually take rights or property that belongs to another
  • "You see now, my queenly Blanche," began Lady Ingram, "she encroaches.
    Chapter 18 (82% in)

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