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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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