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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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AN ancient boundary stone, buried before World War II because its information could help invading troops, has been unearthed near a place called No Man's Land.
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Udder-like clusters of inflated pink rubber gloves and loud intermittent croaking -- perhaps emitted by some of the American bullfrogs currently invading France -- evoke the presence of teeming nature in a bucolic pond setting where flattened patches of straw among reeds suggest recent amorous activities [Le nid des deesses Mappa by Duthoit & Barbier of Hemisphere, France].
People climbed on the Soviet tanks arguing with those inside, and bands of young Czechs attempted to fight the invading tanks with guns and sticks.
Therefore, in his judicial opinion, such laws do not justify invading a person's privacy.
Other invading animals and plants can crowd out the native flora and fauna, wreaking havoc on entire ecosystems.
Grenada was apparently the only very small country Ronald Reagan could find that needed invading -- although, to give credit where credit is due, not many people knew that Grenada needed invading before Reagan invaded it.