- 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.
- 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)
- 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).
NAmE//reɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they raid
he / she / it raids
past simple raided
-ing form raiding