Definition of ram raid in English:

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ram raid

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A robbery in which a shop window is rammed with a vehicle and looted.
Example sentences
  • We went to see one of the pharmacists there who was just getting over a ram raid through her shop window.
  • The other day I visited a pharmacist in Auckland who had suffered from ram raids.
  • The move follows a series of recent ram raids, when thieves have smashed into the barriers to get at the cash.



Pronunciation: /ˈramreɪdə/
Example sentences
  • Despite its recent problems with ram-raiders, Shipley is a town with a lot of potential.
  • Police were today hunting ram-raiders who tried to steal a cash machine from a Spar shop earlier today.
  • The owners of a shop near Selby have expressed their outrage after ram-raiders left their store in ruins.


Example sentences
  • And so, Tuesday nights suddenly become characterised by Class A drug abuse, lap-dancing, ram-raiding and joyless encounters with prostitutes.
  • David Giddings, spokesman for the Ilkley Business Forum said that ram-raiding only affected certain shops in the town where high-value easy to carry items such as perfumes and designer clothes were the target.
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