HyperDic: foray

English > 4 senses of the word foray:
NOUNactforay, raid, marauda sudden short attack
actforayan initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
VERBpossessionforay, plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillagesteal goods
contactforaybriefly enter enemy territory
foray > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rey
Rhymesashtray ... x-ray / X-ray: 35 rhymes with rey...
English > foray: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA sudden short attack.
Synonymsraid, maraud
Narrowerair raid, air attackAn attack by armed planes on a surface target
swoopA very rapid raid
Broaderpenetration, incursionAn attack that penetrates into enemy territory
Spanishcorrería, incursión
Catalanincursió, irrupció, ràtzia
Verbsforaybriefly enter enemy territory
English > foray: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence).
Example"scientists' forays into politics"
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishincursión, irrupción, razzia
Catalanincursió, irrupció, ràtzia
English > foray: 4 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsteal goods; take as spoils.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsplunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage
Narrowerdeplume, displumestrip of honors, possessions, or attributes
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishdespojar, desvalijar, expoliar, pillar, saquear
Catalandesvalisar, espoliar, expilar, saquejar
English > foray: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningbriefly enter enemy territory.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishincursionar
Nounsforaya sudden short attack

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