Definition of maraud in English:


Line breaks: ma¦raud
Pronunciation: /məˈrɔːd


[no object]
1Go about in search of things to steal or people to attack: war parties crossed the river to maraud
More example sentences
  • When night falls and security wanes, the janjaweed militias come marauding through the camps and attack the women.
  • A shotgun blast from one of the officers put an end to the dog's marauding.
  • So if someone decides to violate the Treaty and start marauding around the Moon, who will stop them?
1.1 [with object] Raid and plunder (a place): rapacious bluefish marauded the crab pots
More example sentences
  • They went out and joined other soldiers fussing in the streets, marauding the city.
  • All the royal baggage and crown jewels and ordnance were captured and the Scots marauded the area from Boroughbridge to Beverley, demanding heavy fines or pillage.
  • The 10-15 year old soldiers maraud the countryside raping, killing, torturing and burning people out of their homes.


late 17th century: from French marauder, from maraud 'rogue'.

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