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invasion British & World English

An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force

invasion English Thesaurus

the invasion of the islands took place in April

home invasion British & World English

Chiefly North American, Australian, and NZ (originally US). An act of entering a private dwelling without the permission of the occupier. In later use specifically: an act of entering a private dwelling while it is occupied, with the intention of committing a crime (usually burglary, often while threatening the resident); the action or offence of doing this.

pitch invasion British & World English

An intrusion on to the field of play by spectators during or immediately after a match.

biological invasion British & World English

The spread of an organism or species into an area formerly free of it, typically with detrimental effects such as the displacement or extinction of native species, destabilization of the invaded ecosystem, etc.; an instance of this.