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invade

verb
 
 
/ɪnˈveɪd/
COUNTRY [I, T] B2 to enter a country by force in order to take control of it: Portugal was invaded by the French in 1807.Arriving, entering and invadingAttacking and invading
PLACE [T] to enter a place in large numbers: Every summer the town is invaded by tourists.Arriving, entering and invading
invade sb's privacy to become involved in someone's private life when they do not want you toTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
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