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trespass on/upon sth

formal
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with trespass   /ˈtres.pəs/ us    /-pæs/
to take unfair advantage of a good quality in someone's character: They said we should stay another night, but I didn't want to trespass on their hospitality.
Translations of “trespass on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不公正地利用,濫用(他人性格中的優點)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不公正地利用,滥用(他人性格中的优点)…
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