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verb [transitive] raid pronunciation in British English /reɪd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyraid
he/she/itraids
present participleraiding
past tenseraided
past participleraided
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  1. 1
    to use force to enter a place suddenly in order to arrest people or search for something such as illegal drugs
    Several boats were raided by US customs officials.
    Police have raided nightclubs in the city for illegal drugs.
  2. 2
    to suddenly attack a place and cause a lot of damage
    Guerrillas continue to raid villages in the area.
  3. 3
    informal to take or steal things from a place
    hungry teenagers raiding the fridge

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