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raid

noun [C] uk   /reɪd/ us  
C2 a short sudden attack, usually by a small group of people: The commandos made/staged/carried out a daring raid (on the enemy). planes on a bombing raid the act of entering a place by force in order to steal from it: Millions of dollars were stolen in a bank raid last night.C2 an occasion when the police enter a place suddenly in order to find someone or something: The drugs were found during a police raid on the house.
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verb [T] uk   /reɪd/ us  
C2 to attack a place suddenly: The nomads raided the enemy camp and captured over 100 camels. to enter a place illegally and usually violently, and steal from it: The post office was raided late at night.C2 (of the police) to enter a place suddenly in order to find someone or something: Police officers from the organized crime branch have raided solicitors' offices in central London. informal to take something from a place, usually secretly: I caught Toby raiding the fridge.
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