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invadeverb

uk   /ɪnˈveɪd/ us   /ɪnˈveɪd/
B2 [I or T] to enter a country by force with large numbers of soldiers in order to take possession of it: Concentrations of troops near the border look set to invade within the next few days.
C1 [I or T] to enter a place in large numbers, usually when unwanted and in order to take possession or do damage: Hundreds of squatters have invaded waste land in the hope that they will be allowed to stay.
[T] to enter an area of activity in a forceful and noticeable way: Maria looks set to invade the music scene with her style and image.
C2 [T] to spoil a situation or quality for another person without thinking about their feelings: Famous people often find their privacy is invaded by the press.

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invadeverb [I/T]

us   /ɪnˈveɪd/
to enter a place by force, often in large numbers: [T] The Allies were poised to invade Germany. [T] fig. I think that the opportunity is definitely there for people to invade your privacy when they want to (= find out personal things about you against your wishes).
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