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foray

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɒr.eɪ/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/

foray noun [C] (ATTEMPT)

a short period of time being involved in an activity that is different from and outside the range of a usual set of activities: She made a brief foray into acting before becoming a teacher.

foray noun [C] (VISIT)

a short visit, especially with a known purpose: I made a quick foray into town before lunch to get my sister a present.

foray noun [C] (ATTACK)

the act of an army suddenly and quickly entering the area belonging to the enemy in order to attack them or steal their supplies
Translations of “foray”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘗試, 初次嘗試…
in Russian попытка, набег…
in Turkish giriş, girişim, akın…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尝试, 初次尝试…
in Polish przygoda, wyprawa…
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