ma·​raud | \ mə-ˈrȯd How to pronounce maraud (audio) \
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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Examples of maraud in a Sentence

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

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None of them mentioned marauding caravans massing at the southern border. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “Russia Did Not Help Me!”," 3 Feb. 2019 There are mountains of trash, animals marauding and people piled on each other. James Freeman, WSJ, "America Works," 14 Sep. 2018 His marauding forward runs are likely to blend in well with Pellegrini's attacking style of play, with the Chilean expected to overhaul the majority of the West Ham playing squad this summer in order to develop a more positive philosophy., "West Ham Complete Signing of Fulham Defender Ryan Fredericks on Four-Year Contract," 5 June 2018 But a fictional version was destroyed by marauding Death Eaters in the 2009 film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New study sheds more light on what caused Millennium Bridge to wobble," 30 Oct. 2018 Roadblocks and marauding pro-government paramilitaries discourage them from leaving their homes. John Otis |, WSJ, "‘Pack Up and Get Out’: Nicaraguan Unrest Shakes U.S. Expat Community," 20 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce maraud (audio) \
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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