ram-raid

ram-raid
Noun. The use of a vehicle to smash into a property so as to steal the goods, usually a shop.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • ram-raid — ram raids, ram raiding, ram raided 1) N COUNT A ram raid is the crime of using a car to drive into and break a shop window in order to steal things from the shop. [BRIT] A shop in Station Road was the target of a ram raid early yesterday. 2) VERB …   English dictionary

  • ram-raid — ramˈ raid noun The action of smashing into shop windows, etc with a stolen car and subsequent stealing of the goods inside intransitive verb and transitive verb To perform such a raid (on) • • • Main Entry: ↑ram …   Useful english dictionary

  • ram raid — ► NOUN ▪ a robbery in which a shop window is rammed with a vehicle and looted …   English terms dictionary

  • ram raid — noun Brit. a robbery in which a shop window is rammed with a vehicle and looted. Derivatives ram raider noun ram raiding noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • ram raid — /ˈræm reɪd/ (say ram rayd) noun a robbery involving gaining access to a property, such as a shop, service station, etc., by driving a vehicle into the front window. Also, ramraid …  

  • ram-raiding — ram .raiding n [U] BrE informal the crime of driving a car into a shop window in order to steal goods from the shop >ram raid n ▪ a ram raid on a jeweller s shop >ram raider n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ram-raiding — ram raid|ing [ ræm ,reıdıŋ ] noun uncount BRITISH the crime of driving a vehicle through a store window in order to steal goods ╾ ram raid|er noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ram-raiding — ramˈ raiding noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ram * * * ram raiding UK [ˈræm ˌreɪdɪŋ] US noun [uncountable] british the crime of driving a vehicle through a shop window in order to steal goods Thesaurus: crimes involving theft and trespasshyponym general… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ram-raiding — is a variation on burglary in which a van, SUV, car, or other heavy vehicle is driven through the windows or doors of a closed shop, usually a department store or jewellers shop, to allow the perpetrators to loot it. This act has occurred since… …   Wikipedia

  • raid — 1. noun 1) the raid on Dieppe Syn: attack, assault, descent, blitz, incursion, sortie, onslaught, storming 2) a raid on a shop Syn: robbery, burglary, hold up …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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