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English verb: infringe

1. infringe (social) go against, as of rules and laws


SamplesHe ran afoul of the law.
This behavior conflicts with our rules.


Synonymsconflict, contravene, run afoul


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


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

2. infringe (motion) advance beyond the usual limit


Synonymsencroach, impinge


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress









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