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Definition of raid verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they raid
    he / she / it raids
    past simple raided
    -ing form raiding
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  1. 1raid something (of police) to visit a person or place without warning to look for criminals, illegal goods, drugs, etc. The house was raided in the early hours.
  2. 2raid something (of soldiers, fighting planes, etc.) to attack a place without warning Villages along the border are regularly raided. a raiding party (= a group of soldiers, etc. that attack a place)
  3. 3raid something to enter a place, usually using force, and steal from it synonym plunder, ransack Many treasures were lost when the tombs were raided in the last century. (humorous) I caught him raiding the fridge again (= taking food from it).
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