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Synonyms of raid in English:


  • 1 the raid on Dieppe
    surprise attack, hit-and-run raid, tip-and-run raid, assault, descent, blitz, incursion, foray, sortie;
    German blitzkrieg;
    Italian razzia
  • 2 clothing worth £40,000 has been stolen in a raid on a shop in Bond Street
  • 3 police discovered stolen ammunition during a raid on the flat
    swoop, surprise search
    North American informal bust, takedown
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  • 1 the aim was to raid shipping in Benghazi harbour
    attack, make a raid on, assault, set upon, descend on, swoop on, harass, harry, blitz, make inroads on, assail, storm, rush, charge
  • 2 they live as outlaws, raiding villages and towns for food and clothing
    literary despoil
    archaic reave, spoil
    rare depredate, spoliate, forage
  • 3 they had raided the electrical store next door
    rob, steal from, hold up, break into, make a raid on
    North American informal stick up
  • 4 homes and offices in Merseyside were raided by police
    search, make a search of, swoop on, make a raid on
    North American informal bust
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