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raidnoun [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.

raidverb [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.
(Definition of raid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"raid" in British English

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raidnoun [C]

uk   /reɪd/ us   /reɪd/
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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raidverb [T]

uk   /reɪd/ us   /reɪd/
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 division have raided businesses in central London.
informal to take something from a place, usually secretly: I caught Toby raiding the fridge.
(Definition of raid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"raid" in Business English

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raidnoun [C]

uk   /reɪd/ us   STOCK MARKET
an attempt to take control of a company by buying a lot of its shares: He helped build one of Britain's biggest conglomerates during the 1980s with a series of daring corporate raids. a raid on sth So far, it has not decided what it will do to stop a raid on its shares.
(Definition of raid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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