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raid

noun [C]  us   /reɪd/
a planned attack by a military group that is done suddenly and unexpectedly and is intended to destroy or damage something: an air raid a bombing raid A raid is also a planned but sudden and unexpected entering of a place by the police in order to search for something or stop an illegal activity.

raid

verb [T]  us   /reɪd/
to enter a place suddenly and unexpectedly in order to search for something or stop an illegal activity: The FBI said it had no plans to raid the suspect’s farm. To raid is also to unfairly or secretly take something for your own use or benefit: The movie company was accused of raiding talent from other studios.
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