raid

Definitions

  • (noun): A surprise attack by a small armed force.
  • (noun): A sudden forcible entry into a place by police: a raid on a gambling den.
  • (noun): An entrance into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables.
  • (noun): A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.
  • (noun): An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.
  • (noun): An attempt by speculators to drive stock prices down by coordinated selling.
  • (verb-transitive): To make a raid on.
  • (verb-intransitive): To conduct a raid or participate in one.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (noun): an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
  • (noun): a sudden short attack
  • (verb): search for something needed or desired; "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
  • (verb): take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
  • (verb): enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
  • (verb): search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

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Example Sentences

  • I don't know if I'd use the term raid, but certain things are being done, operations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as we speak.

  • This despite the UN's cautiously worded response, in which it called the raid an "act" and urged a "prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation."

  • As he left Foyle bent over his desk and, with the concentration that was one of his distinguishing traits, busied himself in a series of reports on a coining raid in Kensington, sent up to him by those concerned for his perusal.

  • How many planes you get in a raid is a problem still.

  • District Director Gordy Ainsleigh said the board is opposed to what he describes as a raid on what has traditionally been an important source of capital funding in the Auburn-Meadow Vista area for parks and recreation facilities.

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