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"infringe on/upon sth" in British English

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infringe on/upon sth

phrasal verb with infringe uk   us   /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [T] formal
If something ​infringes on/upon someone's ​rights or ​freedom, it ​takes away some of ​theirrights or ​limitstheirfreedom: These ​restrictionsinfringe upon ​basichumanrights.
(Definition of infringe on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"infringe on/upon sth" in Business English

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infringe on/upon sth

phrasal verb with infringe uk   us   /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [T] formal LAW
to take away or ​limit the ​rights or freedom of someone: Human Rights Watch asserted that the company's ​aggressiveefforts to ​keep out ​laborunionsinfringed on its ​workers' ​rights. The ​standards for ​determining whether a ​patent has been willfully ​infringed upon have become stricter.
(Definition of infringe on/upon sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “infringe on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 侵犯(权利或自由)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 侵犯(權利或自由)…
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