Definition of marauding in English:

marauding

adjective

  • Going about in search of things to steal or people to attack.

    ‘marauding gangs of youths’
    • ‘The peaceful citizens of this State persecuted by the marauding mercenaries should not be forced to mount demonstration to get the state machinery moving.’
    • ‘His paternal instincts would naturally take over and he would do whatever was necessary to protect his daughter from these marauding psychopaths.’
    • ‘Once the guardians of the citadel granted permission to open the gates, is it any surprise that the marauding hordes came storming through?’
    • ‘It is not precisely determined when leprosy first made its appearance in Norway, but it likely entered Norway from the British Isles during the time of marauding Vikings.’
    • ‘They ceded the streets to marauding looters.’
    • ‘Its commanding position allowed tribes of centuries gone by to spot marauding Vikings and other undesirables approaching their territory.’
    • ‘But soon it will fall prey to the marauding demonic forces of evil.’
    • ‘Naturally, this ultimate injustice sends the marauding youth into all-out frenzy when they descend upon the community in a violent final confrontation.’
    • ‘In its favour, there is some genuine tension in the car chase sequences, and the marauding gangs of children seem not only authentic but realistically threatening.’
    • ‘Usurpers within the caliphate and the marauding Berber armies they brought in from North Africa were to blame, but for a time Cordoba was the ornament of the world.’
    • ‘Since then, they were more like marauding nomads.’
    • ‘Those on the streets are vulnerable to marauding soldiers and criminals.’
    • ‘Surely the job of an army is to slaughter marauding foreigners, not its own troops?’
    • ‘The owner of the house where she and the baby were staying confirmed that marauding youths from the governing party had attacked the house.’
    • ‘Historians have traced the law of war to chivalric codes followed by knights and to efforts by the medieval Catholic Church to protect pilgrims and clergy from marauding warriors.’
    • ‘Hollywood decided this part of the world was all about the lone sheriff facing gangs of gunmen and innocent settlers fending off marauding Indians.’
    • ‘However, it was never intended as a stronghold in the sense that Clitheroe Castle was, but simply a place of retreat from the marauding bands of Border raiders.’
    • ‘By tomorrow, it will be impossible to enjoy a cruise or even a day of fishing without being boarded by a marauding bunch of hook-handed ocean bandits.’
    • ‘Gangs of marauding teenagers descend on the town at weekends and often become involved in criminal activity while drunk.’
    • ‘Consequently, the Magyars received their knowledge of Christianity partly from the Catholic population already existing in the country, and partly from the ecclesiastics whom they captured in their marauding expeditions.’

Pronunciation

marauding

/məˈrɔːdɪŋ/