Definition of trespass verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trespass

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trespass
    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəs//
     
    he / she / it trespasses
    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəsɪz//
     
    past simple trespassed
    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəst//
     
    past participle trespassed
    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəst//
     
    -ing form trespassing
    BrE BrE//ˈtrespəsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrespəsɪŋ//
     
    Committing crime
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] trespass (on something) to enter land or a building that you do not have permission or the right to enter He told me I was trespassing on private land. The sign on the fence said ‘No trespassing’. See related entries: Committing crime
  2. 2[intransitive] (old use) to do something wrong
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in sense (2)): from Old French trespasser ‘pass over, trespass’, trespas ‘passing across’, from medieval Latin transpassare (see trans- and the verb pass). Phrasal Verbstrespass on something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trespass

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