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verb (used with object)
to enter forcefully as an enemy; go into with hostile intent:
Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
to enter like an enemy:
Locusts invaded the fields.
to enter as if to take possession:
to invade a neighbor's home.
to enter and affect injuriously or destructively, as disease:
viruses that invade the bloodstream.
to intrude upon:
to invade the privacy of a family.
to encroach or infringe upon:
to invade the rights of citizens.
The smell of baking invades the house.
to penetrate; spread into or over:
The population boom has caused city dwellers to invade the suburbs.
verb (used without object)
to make an
troops awaiting the signal to invade.
to go; see
verb (used with object),
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The idea of a citizen army equipped with hunting rifles and hand guns repelling a modern
army is laughable.
The only specie endangered by this wall is the hoard of illegal aliens
our border at an ever increasing rate.
As an alternative, his team proposed that human cells might prevent the chimpanzee viruses from even
We try to stop species from
other habitats multiplying and ruining the ecosystem there.
The next step might be to develop a certification system to make it clear which species are at low risk of
from the north later replaced the southern marsupial carnivores.
It can close its nostrils to keep dust and insects from
its snout, and its thick skin protects it from bites.
Three brothers living near the edge of a forest witness the coming of an
Sometimes, it unleashes a potentially lethal overreaction to the
It was frenzied as adults and children ran, jumped and grabbed in an attempt to win one of the
British Dictionary definitions for
to enter (a country, territory, etc) by military force
) to occupy in large numbers; overrun; infest
) to trespass or encroach upon (privacy, etc)
) to enter and spread throughout, esp harmfully; pervade
(of plants, esp weeds) to become established in (a place to which they are not native)
C15: from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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