raid noun

1 surprise attack

ADJ. daring | destructive, heavy, major | punitive, retaliatory, revenge | dawn, daylight, night | border, cross-border | air, bombing | commando, guerrilla

VERB + RAID carry out, conduct, make bombers carrying out daylight raids over northern France | launch, mount, stage | lead sb in | suffer

PREP. during/in a/the ~ Five civilians died in the raid. | on a/the ~ He led his men on a cross-border raid. | ~ against The raids against Norway continued. | ~ by The town suffered several raids by Vikings. | ~ on air raids on Liverpool

2 robbery from a building

ADJ. bank, post office, shop | armed, smash-and-grab | dawn, daylight, night | daring

VERB + RAID plan | carry out | foil Two customers have foiled a smash-and-grab raid on a local shop.

PREP. during/in a/the ~ the jewels stolen in the raid | ~ on She was shot during an armed raid on a security van.

3 surprise visit by the police

ADJ. dawn, early morning | police | drug/drugs

VERB + RAID carry out, launch, stage Police staged an early morning raid on the premises.

PREP. during a/the ~ He was injured during a police raid on his nightclub. | in a/the ~ the drugs seized in last night's raid | ~ by a raid by drugs squad detectives | ~ on raids on houses in Catholic areas of the city