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raid

noun [C]
 
 
/reɪd/
SOLDIERS a sudden attack on a place by soldiers: an air raid a dawn raid Attacking and invading
POLICE a sudden visit to a place by police in order to find someone or something: a police raid to recover illegal weaponsAttacking and invadingArresting and charging
STEAL the illegal activity of entering a place by force in order to steal from it: a bank raid →  See also air raid Stealing
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