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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.


Synonymsbust


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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