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Noun
A rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
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“He claims he was injured when the military conducted a raid on his village.”
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A surprise attack to commit a crime, especially to steal from business premises
“Two of the accused are also charged with using weapons stolen in the raid to attack a brewery.”
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The act of breaking into a building, typically to commit a crime
“The raid was facilitated by a lack of building security.”
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The act looting or plundering by force
“El Guapo and Jose would celebrate their raid of many small villages.”
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A surprise visit by police to arrest suspects or seize illicit goods
“A substantial quantity of suspected class A and class C drugs have been seized by police in a raid on a house in Orkney.”
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(mass noun) Armed combat
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Verb
To assault or attack, especially militarily
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“the others would enter the town through the two opened gates to raid the fort through its rear exits.”
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To loot, plunder or invade by force
“The guerrillas would raid the treasury and destroy the local police barracks.”
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To cause severe damage to
“Left unchecked, urchins raid their environments, creating what biologists call an urchin barren, devoid of macroalgae and associated fauna.”
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To rob or steal from
“Dutch and Arthur would carry out their plan to raid the bank, only to find themselves embroiled in heavy gunfire.”
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To break into a property with the intent to remove items
“They then proceeded to raid the adjacent apartment, carrying their spoils back through the wall.”
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To forcefully search the premises of
“Officers from the Fraud Squad would raid the firm's offices.”
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Attack, terrorize
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