how to pronounce encroach


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encroach is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of encroach in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… uses that encroach on entitlements that …”

meanings of encroach


  1. To advance gradually beyond due limits.
  2. To seize, appropriate.
  3. To intrude unrightfully on someone else's rights or territory.


  1. Encroachment.

encroach frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word encroach occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics encroach can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that encroach can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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