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"trespass" in British English

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trespassverb [I]

uk   /ˈtres.pəs/  us   /ˈtres.pæs/
  • trespass verb [I] (BREAK LAW)

to go onto someone's ​land or ​entertheirbuilding without ​permission: I ​hope this is a ​publicfootpath and we're not trespassing on someone's ​land.

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  • trespass verb [I] (NOT MORAL)

old use to do something or ​act in a way that is not ​morallyacceptable
trespasser
noun [C] uk   /ˈtres.pə.sər/  us   /ˈtres.pæs.ɚ/
Can't you ​read the ​sign? It says "Trespassers will be ​prosecuted!"
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trespassnoun

uk   /ˈtres.pəs/  us   /ˈtres.pæs/
  • trespass noun (NOT MORAL)

[C] old use an ​offence in which you ​break a ​moral or ​religiouslaw: Forgive us ​our trespasses.
(Definition of trespass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trespass" in American English

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trespassverb [I]

 us   /ˈtresˌpæs, -pəs/
to ​enter someone’s ​property without ​permission: I didn’t ​realize I was trespassing on ​theirland.
trespasser
noun [C]  us   /ˈtresˌpæs·ər, -pə·sər/
They have several ​dogs to ​keep trespassers out.
(Definition of trespass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trespass" in Business English

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trespassnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtrespəs/ LAW
the ​act of going onto ​land or ​entering a ​building without the owner's ​permission: If you ​enteroilrefineryland, you can be arrested for trespass.

trespassverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtrespəs/ LAW
to go onto ​land or ​enter a ​building without the owner’s ​permission: trespassing ​charges/​laws A ​landlord cannot ​normallyclaim that a ​tenant is trespassing on his ​property.
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(Definition of trespass from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“trespass” in American English

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