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English noun: raid

1. raid (act) a sudden short attack

Synonymsforay, maraud

Broader (hypernym)incursion, penetration

Narrower (hyponym)air attack, air raid, swoop

2. raid (act) an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

Broader (hypernym)defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation

English verb: raid

1. raid (social) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

SamplesThe police raided the crack house.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, attack

2. raid (motion) enter someone else's territory and take spoils

SamplesThe pirates raided the coastal villages regularly.

ExamplesThe customs agents raid the bags for drugs

Synonymsforay into

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)encroach upon, intrude on, invade, obtrude upon

Narrower (hyponym)maraud

3. raid (possession) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

SamplesT. Boone Pickens raided many large companies.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp

4. raid (contact) search for something needed or desired

SamplesOur babysitter raided our refrigerator.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)search

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