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raid

[ reyd ]
/ reɪd /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to engage in a raid.

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Origin of raid

1375–1425; Middle English (north and Scots ) ra(i)de,Old English rād expedition, literally, a riding; doublet of road
coun·ter·raid, noun, verbun·raid·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for raid

raid
/ (reɪd) /

noun

a sudden surprise attackan air raid
a surprise visit by police searching for criminals or illicit goodsa fraud-squad raid

verb

to make a raid against (a person, thing, etc)
to sneak into (a place) in order to take something, steal, etcraiding the larder
raider, noun
C15: Scottish dialect, from Old English rād military expedition; see road
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