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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Influencing strongly; Entry to another's property without right or permission; Any entry into an area not previously occupied.

Usage examples (37)
  • P&G, he said, isn't as susceptible to private-label encroachment as some marketers.
  • And by the way, I think that encroachment is a more useful legal concept than “harm”.
  • Balter suggested that GameStop can withstand near-term encroachment from physical retailers.
  • Revenue was flat in the past year, as private-label encroachment cut U.S. and European sales 14%. for more
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