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dawn raid

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Definition of dawn raid in English:

noun

1A surprise visit at dawn, especially by police searching for criminals or illicit goods: armed police carried out a dawn raid five men have been arrested in a dawn raid on a caravan site
1.1 Stock Exchange , British An attempt to acquire a substantial portion of a company’s shares at the start of a day’s trading, typically as a preliminary to a takeover bid: the dawn raid on BAA shares

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