Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “infringe on/upon sth”

See all translations

infringe on/upon sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with infringe   /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ formal us  
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.
Translations of “infringe on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 侵犯(權利或自由)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侵犯(权利或自由)…
(Definition of infringe on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of infringe on/upon sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “infringe on/upon sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More