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invade

(ĭn-vād′)
v. in·vaded, in·vading, in·vades
v.tr.
1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage: The Romans invaded Britain.
2. To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd: Each weekend, skiers invade the mountain town.
3. To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen: Bacteria have invaded the lungs.
4. To encroach or intrude on; violate: invade someone's privacy.
v.intr.
To make an invasion: The cancer had invaded deeply into his liver.

in·vad′er n.
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I think it is highly unlikely that the Argentinians will invade the Falkland Islands, not least because there is a clause in their constitution I understand which specifically excludes invading the Falkland Islands by force.
Perhaps it might have gone something like this: Obama: "Tony, I prayed last night and have decidedwe should not invade Iraq".
Jon Hogan, events manager for English Heritage said: "Two sets of warriors will invade the North East once more, with two living history spectaculars.
Summary: Commander of Iran Air Force Brigadier General Pilot Ahmad Miqani said in comments quoted on Sunday that no country would be allowed to invade Iran.
He argued that we went in to Iraq in order to overthrow a tyrant and to fight terrorism, so why did we not invade Iran or North Korea?
Packed with intriguing characters, vivid visual imagery, an exciting and suspenseful plot, morality issues relayed in a sensitive and subtle manner, and brilliant illustrations, THE TOONIES INVADE SILICON VALLEY is one book this reader thoroughly enjoyed and would love to see in libraries and homes throughout the country.
ELSTs are extremely vascular, and they can invade and destroy temporal bone.
had contingency plans to invade Saudi Arabia during the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, has twice invaded Iraq, and now apparently is laying the psychological and diplomatic groundwork for an assault on Iran.
They've told us that Saddam's regime was on the verge of building nuclear weapons; that it had operational links with al Qaeda; that our allies would support our invasion if we stuck with our insistence about going it alone; that we could safely invade with a relatively small number of ground troops; that the Iraqi people would greet us as liberators; that Ahmed Chalabi could be trusted; that Iraq's oil revenues would pay for the country's reconstruction; and that most of our troops would be out of Iraq within six months of the initial invasion.
This high marsh-living grass (Poaceae) started to invade the salt marsh 10 years ago (Bouchard et al.
Whether or not, and to what extent, the trust gives the trustee the power to invade principal or accumulate income, or prohibits the trustee from invading principal or accumulating income; and the extent to which the trustee has exercised a power from time to time to invade principal or accumulate income;
Your skin, hair, and gut continually crawl with microscopic bacteria (single-cell organisms), fungi (FUN-guy, single cell or multicellular organisms such as mold and yeast), and viruses (nonliving particles that invade and reproduce in a living cell).