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Entry Word: raid
Function: noun
Text: 1 a sudden attack on and entrance into hostile territory <repeated Viking raids wore down the defenses of the seaside village>
Synonyms descent, foray, incursion, inroad, invasion, irruption
Related Words pillage, plunder; aggression, assault, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, siege, storm, strike; charge, sally, sortie; ambuscade, ambush, surprise; air raid, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment
2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence <an early morning raid by Federal agents took the smugglers in their hideout by surprise> -- see ATTACK 1