English version

marauding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaraudingma‧raud‧ing /məˈrɔːdɪŋ $ -ˈrɒː-/ adjective [only before noun] written 🔊 🔊 VIOLENTa marauding person or animal moves around looking for something to destroy or kill 🔊 marauding street gangsmarauder noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpus
maraudingMajor routes were cart-tracks and marauding bandits and unscrupulous innkeepers thought nothing of robbery and murder.Red Deer Commission stalkers have been helping estate staff in the Angus glens pick off marauding deer destroying farmlands.Transported to this bleak planet only to be confronted by a marauding gang of giant tortoises.A woman was left for dead in Central Park by a marauding gang of youths.These refugees fell prey to marauding gangs, even to troopers, or to one another.If marauding gulls appear, the aunties sound an alarm and the young cluster tightly around them.She suddenly saw herself and her comrades not as prophets but as a howling and marauding mob.Imagine for a moment what easy pickings a huge shoal of small bream are to a pack of marauding pike.The herd solves this problem by forming a defensive circle when marauding wolves attack.
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