|1.||[ noun ] (military) a sudden short attack|
|Related terms:||penetration air_raid swoop maraud|
|2.||[ verb ] briefly enter enemy territory|
|3.||[ verb ] (criminal law) steal goods; take as spoils|
|Synonyms:||ransack rifle despoil pillage strip reave loot plunder|
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
|Related terms:||take deplume loot plunderer looting spoil plundering|
|4.||[ noun ] an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)|
"scientists' forays into politics"