AskDefine | Define marauding

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marauding adj : characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party" [syn: predatory, raiding]

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  1. present participle of maraud


  1. raiding and pillaging
    a marauding band
  2. In the context of "of an animal": killing in wanton fashion.
    A marauding stoat entered the rabbit warren and killed fifteen bunnies.
  3. In the context of "of an animal": killing domestic animals.
    The marauding lion jumped the fence and killed the goat.

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