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Topic: ARMY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: forrer, from forre; FORAGE2

foray

noun
     
for‧ay [countable]
1 a short attempt at doing a particular job or activity, especially one that is very different from what you usually do
foray into
It will be my first foray into local government.
Wright is about to make his first foray into the music business.
2PMA a short sudden attack by a group of soldiers, especially in order to get food or supplies [↪ raid]
foray into
their nightly forays into enemy territory
3 a short journey somewhere in order to get something or do something [= trip]
foray into/to
We make regular forays to France to buy wine.
foray verb [intransitive]
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