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Definition of transgress verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

transgress

 verb
verb
NAmE//trænsˈɡrɛs//
 
, NAmE//trænzˈɡrɛs//
 
transgress something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transgress
 
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he / she / it transgresses
 
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past simple transgressed
 
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-ing form transgressing
 
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to go beyond the limit of what is morally or legally acceptable They had transgressed the bounds of decency.
transgression
 
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NAmE//trænsˈɡrɛʃn//
 
, NAmE//trænzˈɡrɛʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
transgressor
 
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NAmE//trænsˈɡrɛsər//
 
, NAmE//trænzˈɡrɛsər//
 
noun
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