raid

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noun
1 surprise attack
ADJECTIVE
daring
major
punitive, retaliatory
dawn, daylight, night, predawn
hit-and-run, surprise

Guerrillas were carrying out hit-and-run raids on the troops.

cross-border
air, bombing
commando, guerrilla
VERB + RAID
carry out, conduct, make

bombers carrying out daylight raids over the city

launch, mount, stage
lead sb in
PREPOSITION
during a/the raid, in a/the raid

Five civilians died in the raid.

on a/the raid

He led his men on a cross-border raid.

raid against

The raids against military targets continued.

raid by

The town suffered several raids by Vikings.

raid on

air raids on Liverpool

2 surprise visit by the police
ADJECTIVE
dawn, early-morning, predawn
police
drug (esp. AmE), drugs (BrE)
armed
VERB + RAID
carry out, launch, stage

Police staged an early-morning raid on the building.

PREPOSITION
during a/the raid

He was injured during a police raid on his nightclub.

in a/the raid

the drugs seized in last night's raid

raid by

a raid by drugs squad detectives

raid on

raids on houses in the south of the city

3 robbery from a building
ADJECTIVE
bank (esp. BrE), post office (BrE), shop (BrE)
armed (esp. BrE), smash-and-grab (BrE)
VERB + RAID
plan
carry out
foil (BrE)

Two customers foiled a raid on a local post office.

PREPOSITION
during a/the raid, in a/the raid

the jewels stolen in the raid

raid on

She was shot during an armed raid on a security van.

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verb
Raid is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑officer, ↑police, ↑policeman
Raid is used with these nouns as the object: ↑camp, ↑closet, ↑fridge, ↑fund, ↑larder, ↑refrigerator, ↑warehouse

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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