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English definition of “infringe on/upon sth”

infringe on/upon sth

phrasal verb with infringe     /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ verb [T] formal
If something infringes on/upon someone's rights or freedom, it takes away some of their rights or limits their freedom: These restrictions infringe upon basic human rights.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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