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English noun: foray

1. foray (act) a sudden short attack


Synonymsmaraud, raid


Broader (hypernym)incursion, penetration


Narrower (hyponym)air attack, air raid, swoop

2. foray (act) an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)


SamplesScientists' forays into politics.


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


English verb: foray

1. foray (possession) steal goods; take as spoils


SamplesDuring the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners.


Synonymsdespoil, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, strip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)deplume, displume

2. foray (contact) briefly enter enemy territory


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate









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