Translation of "sortie" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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sortienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɔː.ti/ us /ˈsɔːr.t̬i/

a short, quick attack by a military force, such as a small group of soldiers or an aircraft, made against an enemy position

A series of sorties was carried out at night by specially equipped aircraft. 特别装备的战斗机夜晚进行了好几次突袭。

a short journey to somewhere you have not been before, often with a particular purpose

It was our first sortie into the shopping centre. 这是我们第一次去市中心。

an attempt to do something

This is the acclaimed historian John Taylor's first sortie into fiction. 这是著名的历史学家约翰‧泰勒第一次尝试写小说。

(Translation of “sortie” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)