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English definition of “trespass”

trespass

verb [I] (BREAK LAW)    /ˈtres.pəs/ US  /-pæs/
to go onto someone's land or enter their building without permission: I hope this is a public footpath and we're not trespassing on someone's land.Crimes against propertyArriving, entering and invading trespasser     /-pə.sər/ US  /-pæs.ɚ/ noun [C] Can't you read the sign? It says 'Trespassers will be prosecuted!'Miscellaneous criminals
(Definition of trespass verb (BREAK LAW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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