|1.||[ noun ] (military) a sudden short attack|
|Related terms:||penetration air_raid swoop maraud|
|2.||[ verb ] (military) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on|
"The police raided the crack house"
|Related terms:||attack foray|
|3.||[ verb ] enter someone else's territory and take spoils|
"The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
|Related terms:||intrude_on maraud maraud plunderer|
|4.||[ verb ] search for something needed or desired|
"Our babysitter raided our refrigerator"
|5.||[ verb ] take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock|
"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"
|6.||[ noun ] (law,criminal law) an attempt by speculators to defraud investors|