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English definition of “trespass on/upon sth”

trespass on/upon sth

formal phrasal verb with trespass     /ˈtres.pəs/ US  /-pæs/ verb [I]
to take unfair advantage of a good quality in someone's character: They said we should stay another night, but I didn't want to trespass on their hospitality.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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