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English definition of “foray”

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
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