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  1. encroachment

    • IPA[inˈkrōCHm(ə)nt]

    美式

    • n.
      intrusion on a person's territory, rights, etc.;a gradual advance beyond usual or acceptable limits
    • noun: encroachment, plural noun: encroachments

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. intrusion on a person's territory, rights, etc. minor encroachments on our individual liberties
    • a gradual advance beyond usual or acceptable limits urban encroachment of habitat
    • 2. a penalty in which a defensive player is positioned in the neutral zone at the start of a play.
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    • IPA[ɪnˈkrəʊtʃm(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      intrusion on a person's territory, rights, etc.: minor encroachments on our individual liberties

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