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verb infringe pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/
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present tense
present participleinfringing
past tenseinfringed
past participleinfringed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to break a law, rule, or agreement
    Making an unauthorized copy of the article infringes copyright.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to limit or reduce someones legal rights or freedom
    court decisions that infringe civil liberties
    infringe on/upon: The inquiry infringes on people’s privacy.

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 infringe pronunciation in British English noun [countable/uncountable]
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a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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