foray Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “foray” in the English Dictionary

"foray" in British English

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foraynoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɒr.eɪ/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/

foray noun [C] (ATTEMPT)

a ​shortperiod 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 intoacting before ​becoming a ​teacher.

foray noun [C] (VISIT)

a ​shortvisit, ​especially with a ​knownpurpose: I made a ​quick foray intotown before ​lunch to get my ​sister a ​present.

foray noun [C] (ATTACK)

the ​act of an ​armysuddenly and ​quicklyentering the ​areabelonging to the ​enemy in ​order to ​attack them or ​stealtheirsupplies
(Definition of foray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foray" in American English

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foraynoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔr·eɪ, ˈfoʊr-/
a ​briefattempt at or ​involvement in an ​activityoutside a person’s or organization’s ​usualrange of ​activities: The ​operacompany has made ​curious forays into ​contemporarymusic in ​recentseasons. A foray is also a ​sudden and ​quickattack by a ​group of ​soldiers on an ​enemyarea.
(Definition of foray from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"foray" in Business English

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foraynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɒreɪ/
a ​short involvement in an ​activity, an ​area, or a ​market that is different from a ​person or company's usual one: a foray into sth This is the company's first foray into the US ​market. The ​supermarket has made a foray into the ​financialservicesmarket. a brief/disastrous/​successful foray
(Definition of foray from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “foray”
in Chinese (Simplified) 尝试, 初次尝试…
in Turkish giriş, girişim, akın…
in Russian попытка, набег…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘗試, 初次嘗試…
in Polish przygoda, wyprawa…
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