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Dictionary definition for: Raid

1. (n) a sudden short attack

2. (v) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"

3. (n) an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

4. (v) enter someone else''s territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"

5. (v) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock; "T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

6. (v) search for something needed or desired; "Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"

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