English version

air raid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Airforce
air raidˈair raid noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMPan attack in which bombs are dropped on a place by planes
Examples from the Corpus
air raid• One afternoon, after an air raid, one of the students asked me if I knew why the planes came.• The success of their final run depended on a diversionary air raid.• Then the anti-aircraft guns opened up, firing into the air against an imagined air raid.• There were several air raid warnings in late July but little damage.• Suddenly the sharp, heavy squall of the air raid siren lashed the silence between them.• Equipment was possibly used to trigger air raid sirens during the Second World War.
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