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infringe on/upon sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with infringe   /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ formal us  
If something infringes on/upon someone's rights or freedom, it takes away some of their rights or limits their freedom: These restrictions infringe upon basic human rights.
Translations of “infringe on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 侵犯(權利或自由)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侵犯(权利或自由)…
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