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incursion

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɜːrʒən; ɪnˈkɜːʃən/

Translation of incursion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • incursión (feminine) to make incursions into sth hacer* incursiones en algo
    Example sentences
    • No doubt there are endless combinations of bombing campaigns and military incursions on the Pentagon's drawing board.
    • When it became apparent that India was not going to attack, the cross-border incursions quickly rose again.
    • Talk of invasions and incursions are rife at the moment and in Westport there is a similar discussion taking place.

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