invade someone's space

Definition of invade someone's space

:to place oneself too close to someone
  • I felt uncomfortable with her so close, invading my space.
; also :to be in the space where another person is or wants to be
  • I went to study in the library so I wouldn't invade my roommate's space.

Word by Word Definitions

invade play
  1. : to enter for conquest or plunder

  2. : to encroach upon : infringe

  3. : to spread over or into as if invading : permeate

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

space play
  1. : a period of time

  2. : a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions : distance, area, volume

  3. : an extent set apart or available

  1. : to place at intervals or arrange with space between

  2. : to leave one or more blank spaces (as in a line of typing)


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