English version

encroach on/upon something

From Longman Business Dictionaryencroach on/upon something phrasal verb [transitive] to gradually take more control of someone’s rights, property, responsibility etc than you shouldBureaucratic power has encroached upon the freedom of companies to do business.encroachment noun [countable, uncountable]The Government should legislate to prevent encroachment by developers on the green belt (=an area of countryside around a city where building is not allowed). encroach→ See Verb table
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Verb table
encroach
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyencroach
he, she, itencroaches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyencroached
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave encroached
he, she, ithas encroached
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad encroached
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill encroach
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have encroached
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam encroaching
he, she, itis encroaching
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you, we, theyare encroaching
Past
I, he, she, itwas encroaching
you, we, theywere encroaching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been encroaching
he, she, ithas been encroaching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been encroaching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be encroaching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been encroaching
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