maraud

verb
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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Explore with care and steer clear of anglers casting lines and gaggles of marauding geese. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Fun summer hikes in Arizona: These hidden little lakes attract wildlife, hikers and anglers," 5 July 2019 Kid zombies maraud the local gas station for candy while adults wander outside the pharmacy listlessly keening for Xanax. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Bill Murray, Adam Driver battle zombies in ‘The Dead Don’t Die’," 13 June 2019 Kid zombies maraud the local gas station for candy while adults wander outside the pharmacy listlessly keening for Xanax. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Review: Bill Murray and Adam Driver battle zombies in ‘The Dead Don’t Die’," 13 June 2019 Alien provenance Loeb and Amir Siraj, a Harvard undergraduate, spotted the marauding meteor in a catalog compiled by the Center for Near Earth Object Studies. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, "An interstellar meteor may have slammed into Earth," 16 Apr. 2019 How the chairs ended up as status symbols is a saga that began in post-partition India and ends in marauding art dealers and a battle over who gets to own cultural history. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The Kardashians have this modernist Indian city to thank for their dining chairs," 6 June 2019 Racist mobs marauded unchecked through the South, killing African-Americans. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, "‘The Impeachers’ Review: No One Said It Would Be Easy," 17 May 2019 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

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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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maraud

verb
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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