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1. A sudden raid or military advance.
2. A venture or an initial attempt, especially outside one's usual area: an actor's foray into politics.
v. for·ayed, for·ay·ing, for·ays
1. To make a raid.
2. To make inroads, as for profit or adventure.
[Middle English forrai, from forraien, to plunder, probably back-formation from forreour, raider, plunderer, from Old French forrier, from forrer, to forage; see forage.]
1. a short raid or incursion
2. a first attempt or new undertaking
to raid or ravage (a town, district, etc)
[C14: from forrayen to pillage, from Old French forreier, from forrier forager, from fuerre fodder; see forage]
for•ay(ˈfɔr eɪ, ˈfɒr eɪ)
1. a quick raid or attack, usu. for the purpose of taking plunder.
2. an initial venture outside one's customary range of activity: a brief foray into real estate.v.i.
3. to make a raid; pillage; maraud.
4. to invade or make one's way, as for profit or adventure.
[1350–1400; Middle English forraien < Old French fo(u)rrier (see forage)]
Past participle: forayed
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|Noun||1.||foray - a sudden short attack |
swoop - a very rapid raid
|2.||foray - an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"|
|Verb||1.||foray - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"|
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
|2.||foray - briefly enter enemy territory|