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Definition 1: a sudden short attack - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for foray in the sense of this definition

(foray is a kind of ...) an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

(... is a kind of foray ) an attack by armed planes on a surface target

(... is a kind of foray ) a very rapid raid

Definition 2: an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where foray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scientists' forays into politics

(foray is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 3: briefly enter enemy territory - [verb of contact]

(foray is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

Definition 4: steal goods; take as spoils - [verb of possession]

Samples where foray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Synonyms for foray in the sense of this definition

(foray is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of foray ) strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

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