Meaning of raid

Definition of raid

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

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