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verb American English pronunciation: infringe /ɪnˈfrɪndʒ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinfringe
he/she/itinfringes
present participleinfringing
past tenseinfringed
past participleinfringed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to break a law, rule, or agreement

    Making an unauthorized copy of the article infringes the copyright.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to limit or reduce someone's legal rights or freedom

    court decisions that infringe civil liberties

    infringe on/upon:

    The investigation infringes on people's privacy.

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infringement

 American English pronunciation: infringement  noun [countable/uncountable]
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singularinfringement
pluralinfringements

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