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foray

for·ay

foray

 
 
pronunciation:
fo reI [or] fo reI
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick raid or sudden advance, usu. military and often to take forage or plunder.
The enemy's last foray had weakened them considerably.
similar words:
invasion, raid
definition 2: a new venture.
Her husband encouraged her foray into public life.
similar words:
venture
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: forayed, foraying, forays
definition: to make a raid or to raid.
similar words:
invade, raid
derivation: forayer (n.)