Definition of incursion in English:

incursion

Syllabification: in·cur·sion
Pronunciation: /inˈkərZHən
 
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noun

  • An invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one: incursions into enemy territory
    More 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.
    Synonyms
    attack on, assault on, raid on, invasion of, storming of, overrunning of, foray into, blitz on, sortie into, sally into/against, advance on/into, push into, thrust into, infiltration of

Derivatives

incursive

adjective
More example sentences
  • As its name suggests, the Stopwatch mode is time based, with one team attempting to complete a set of incursive mission objectives, while the other defends.
  • Like a sysop coping with an online world in which it's always September, he strove to civilize and enlighten the incursive Goths, a barbarous people who held learning in contempt.
  • But this is not where the effects have ceased their incursive influence on the lives of those exposed to HUM events.

Origin

late Middle English (formerly also as encursion): from Latin incursio(n-), from the verb incurrere (see incur).

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