invasion ( invasions plural )
1 n-var If there is an invasion of a country, a foreign army enters it by force.
usu with supp, oft adj N, N of n
...seven years after the Roman invasion of Britain...
2 n-var If you refer to the arrival of a large number of people or things as an invasion, you are emphasizing that they are unpleasant or difficult to deal with.
oft N of n
...this year's annual invasion of flies, wasps and ants...
3 n-var If you describe an action as an invasion, you disapprove of it because it affects someone or something in a way that is not wanted. usu N of n (disapproval)
Is reading a child's diary always a gross invasion of privacy?
pitch invasion ( pitch invasions plural ) If there is a pitch invasion during or after a football, rugby, or cricket match, fans run on to the pitch.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 aggression, assault, attack, campaign, foray, incursion, inroad, irruption, offensive, onslaught, raid
2 breach, encroachment, infiltration, infraction, infringement, intrusion, overstepping, usurpation, violation
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