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English noun: trespass

1. trespass (act) a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages


Broader (hypernym)civil wrong, tort


Narrower (hyponym)continuing trespass, trespass de bonis asportatis, trespass on the case, trespass quare clausum fregit, trespass viet armis

2. trespass (act) entry to another's property without right or permission


Synonymsencroachment, intrusion, usurpation, violation


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Narrower (hyponym)inroad


English verb: trespass

1. trespass (social) enter unlawfully on someone's property


SamplesDon't trespass on my land!.


Synonymsintrude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate


Narrower (hyponym)break, break in

2. trespass (social) make excessive use of


SamplesYou are taking advantage of my good will!.
She is trespassing upon my privacy.


Synonymstake advantage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)use


Narrower (hyponym)encroach, entrench, impinge, trench

3. trespass (social) break the law


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

4. trespass (social) commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law


Synonymssin, transgress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate


Narrower (hyponym)fall

5. trespass (motion) pass beyond (limits or boundaries)


Synonymsoverstep, transgress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass









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