V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to enter someone's property unlawfully; 2. to overstep boundaries; 3. to intrude on someone's personal space or time
Synonyms: encroach, infringe, intrude, invade, offend
Tips: The word trespass can also be used as a noun to refer to the act of trespassing, though it is most commonly used as a verb. The essential meaning is that of passing beyond certain boundaries, whether personal, legal, or physical.
The old man shouted at the boys not to trespass onto his property. (intrude, encroach)
My mother trespassed on my privacy when she read my diary. (infringed, intruded)
You have trespassed on my private time, and I'd like you to leave. (encroached, infringed)
We didn't realize we were trespassing on someone's land until we heard the dogs barking and running after us. (invading, intruding)
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