Definition of incursion in English:

incursion

Line breaks: in|cur|sion
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkəːʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

An invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one: incursions into enemy territory border incursions figurative their successful incursion into the electronic-media market
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 against/into, advance on/into, push into, thrust into, descent on;
intrusion into, trespass on, infiltration of, obtrusion into, appropriation of

Origin

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

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.

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