raidraid1 /reɪd/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1PMa short attack on a place by soldiers, planes, or ships, intended to cause damage but not take control 🔊 a bombing raid 🔊 an air raid warning sirenraid on/against 🔊 The colonel led a successful raid against a rebel base.launch/carry out/stage a raid 🔊 The army launched several cross-border raids last night. →air raid2SCPa surprisevisit made to a place by the police to search for something illegal 🔊 a police raid 🔊 an FBI raidraid on 🔊 Four people were arrested during a raid on a house in London. 🔊 a dawn raid (=one made very early in the morning)3SCCan attack by criminals on a building where they believe they can steal money or drugs 🔊 a bank raidraid on 🔊 an armed raid on a shop in Glasgow →ram-raiding4technicalBFS an attempt by a company to buy enough shares in another company to take control of itCOLLOCATIONSverbsmake a raidPirates often made daring raids on the port.carry out a raid (=make a raid)They were encouraged by the French king to carry out raids upon English ships.launch a raid (=start a raid)Rebel forces launched cross-border raids.take part in a raidThey took part in various raids, including the bombing of Cologne in 1942.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + raid an air raid (=when bombs are dropped from planes)His parents were killed in an air raid.a bombing raidBombing raids had destroyed most of the country's oil refineries.a commando raid (=a raid by specially trained soldiers)There had been two unsuccessful British commando raids.a guerrilla raid (=a raid by a small unofficial military group)From their base in the rainforest they staged guerilla raids on Nicaragua. a night raid (=an attack that takes place at night)The night raids were almost non-stop.a cross-border raid (=across a border between two countries)Cross-border raids into Kenya last year caused a serious diplomatic conflict.
raidraid2 ●●○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1SCPif police raid a place, they make a surprise visit to search for something illegal 🔊 Police found weapons when they raided his home.2PMATTACKto make a suddenmilitary attack on a place 🔊 air bases on the mainland from which the island could be raidedraiding party (=a group taking part in an attack)3STEALto go into a place and steal things 🔊 The gang raided three homes in the area.4to go to a place that has supplies of food or drink and take some because you are hungry 🔊 Peter went into the kitchen to raid the fridge.→ See Verb table