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raid

raid

 
 
pronunciation:
reId
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden or surprise attack or assault, as by a military force.
synonyms:
foray, incursion
similar words:
invasion, offense, offensive
definition 2: a surprise entry by police into private property, usu. to make arrests or seize something.
synonyms:
seizure
definition 3: in business, an aggressive operation of one company against another, often to secure desired secrets or employees.
definition 4: a mutual effort by numerous speculators to drive down the prices of certain stocks by selling them.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: raided, raiding, raids
definition 1: to make a raid on.
synonyms:
foray
similar words:
ambush, assault, attack, bust, grab, harry, invade, loot, maraud, occupy, pillage, plunder, prey, sack
definition 2: to steal or take from.
synonyms:
loot, plunder, rob, steal
similar words:
pillage, prey, sack
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to carry out or become involved in a raid.
synonyms:
foray
similar words:
attack, harry, invade, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, rob, sally
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derivation: raider (n.)