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trespass

verb [I] uk   /ˈtres.pəs/  us   /-pæs/

trespass verb [I] (BREAK LAW)

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.

trespass verb [I] (NOT MORAL)

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

noun uk   /ˈtres.pəs/  us   /-pæs/

trespass noun (BREAK LAW)

[C or U] the crime of going onto someone's land or entering someone's building without permission: the law of trespass

trespass noun (NOT MORAL)

[C] old use an offence in which you break a moral or religious law: Forgive us our trespasses.
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