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sortienoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɔː.ti/  us   /ˈsɔːr.t̬i/
a ​short, ​quickattack by a ​militaryforce, such as a ​smallgroup of ​soldiers or an ​aircraft, made against an ​enemyposition: A ​series of sorties was ​carried out at ​night by ​speciallyequippedaircraft. a ​shortjourney to ​somewhere you have not been before, often with a ​particularpurpose: It was ​our first sortie into the ​shoppingcentre. an ​attempt to do something: This is the ​acclaimedhistorian John Taylor's first sortie into ​fiction.
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