incursion

[ in-kur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF incursion

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In the course of the year an incursion was made to destroy the Lacantuns.

He did not take the incursion of the foreigner “lying down.”

The idea of an Indian incursion, with him at the head of it, seemed too improbable.

They have fled before that incursion as a flock of birds before a whirlwind.

In 1818 the crops of the settlers were devoured by an incursion of locusts.

The time of their incursion is from the summer solstice to the middle of winter.

The most ancient kind is not older than the Mussulman incursion.

Almost every day some of us made an incursion into Florence.

The incursion was made from Geneva in February, 1834, and ended disastrously.

The incursion from beyond the river was all arranged, and its fulfilment imminent.

WORD ORIGIN

"hostile attack," early 15c., from Middle French incursion (14c.) or directly from Latin incursionem (nominative incursio) "a running against," noun of action from past participle stem of incurrere (see incur).

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