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raid

noun [C]
 
 
/reɪd/ 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. →  See also bear raid , dawn raid
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