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maraud Line breaks: ma¦raud
Pronunciation: /məˈrɔːd/

Definition of maraud in English:


[no object]
1Go about in search of things to steal or people to attack: war parties crossed the river to maraud
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  • 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
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  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with maraud

aboard, abroad, accord, afford, applaud, award, bawd, board, broad, chord, Claude, cord, ford, fraud, gaud, Gawd, hoard, horde, laud, lord, milord, sward, sword, toward, unawed, unexplored, unrestored, ward

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