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intrusion

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈtruː.ʒən/ us  
C2 an occasion when someone goes into a place or situation where they are not wanted or expected to be: They complained about excessive government intrusion (= unwanted involvement) into their legitimate activities. His phone call was a welcome intrusion into an otherwise tedious morning.Arriving, entering and invadingGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willTaking part and getting involved
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