ma·raud | \mə-ˈrȯd \
marauded; marauding; marauds

Definition of maraud 

intransitive verb

: to roam about and raid in search of plunder a marauding gang of thieves

transitive verb

: raid, pillage Norsemen marauded the country.

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Other Words from maraud

marauder noun

Examples of maraud in a Sentence

just for kicks, bored teenagers marauded neighborhood houses while their owners were away

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Özil continued to cause the hosts problems, marauding forward with impressive dribbling skills as his side chased an equaliser., "Brighton Beats Joyless Arsenal to Pile More Pressure on Arsene Wenger," 4 Mar. 2018 Soon, armed men were marauding through the streets of the royal capital on motorbikes and by foot wielding machetes and sticks. Timothy Mclaughlin, WIRED, "How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar," 6 July 2018 But golly, there everyone was with the park’s night-marauding raccoons after the White all-stars knocked off the tournament’s only unbeaten team 4-3. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "League City Red ekes out Section Pony crown over League City White," 3 July 2018 Age limits are understandable if the purpose of conscription is to repel marauding Russians. The Economist, "If national service is so good, everyone should do it," 5 July 2018 Nothing exemplifies this like Belgium’s marauding counterattack to score a last-minute winner against Japan this week. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Possession Soccer Is Now a Losing Strategy at the World Cup," 5 July 2018 Arsenal attempted to respond when Hector Bellerin marauded down the right wing and picked out Aaron Ramsey on the edge of the box but Ederson reacted smartly to keep the lead intact., "WATCH: Man City Heaps Pressure on Arsenal, Wenger With Another 3-0 Victory," 1 Mar. 2018 Homesteaders, marauding Civil War veterans and a sinister sheriff. Lawrence Downes, New York Times, "A Debut Novel. A Tiny Press. A Pulitzer Finalist.," 2 May 2018 Cities felt burned by the rise of grey-area-exploiters and light-rule-breakers like, cough, Uber and Lyft, which marauded their way into local markets just a few years ago. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "Lyft Wants to Dominate Transportation, and That Means Bike Share," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of maraud

1684, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for maraud

French marauder

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ma·raud | \mə-ˈrȯd \
marauded; marauding

Kids Definition of maraud

: to roam about and raid in search of things to steal

Other Words from maraud

marauder noun

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