foray foray  /ˈfɔ reɪ/


  1. (n) a sudden short attack
  2. (n) an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
  3. (v) steal goods; take as spoils
  4. (v) briefly enter enemy territory


  1. Prime Minister Jospin's foray into foreign policy backfires at home and abroad.
  2. Virgin Galactic, Richard's foray into commercial spaceflight, may seem like the ultimate quest.
  3. Without question, Winfrey's foray onto the campaign trail will get Obama more publicity and a chance to convert her fans into Obama supporters.


  1. NASCAR: Hendrick believes he found a gem in Chase Elliott

    Rick Hendrick's last foray into developing young talent resulted in 52 rebuilt race car frames and one solemn promise. The most powerful team owner in NASCAR politely would skip sinking his millions into grooming the stock-car stars of the future. That was before he met Chase Elliott - whom he signed to Hendrick Motorsports' first developmental deal in six years.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Altria Steps into E-Cigarettes

    The giant tobacco maker Altria Company's subsidiary, Nu Mark LLC, has revealed its plans to foray into the popular and successful world of e-cigarettes with its new MarkTen e-cigarettes.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Key Apple executive defends company at e-book price-fixing trial

    Cue, the head of iTunes for Apple, portrays the firm as focused on its own foray into the e-books market.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "Bernie Riordan's last foray into this issue was a decade ago when he downed Bob Carr and Michael Egan [when they tried to privatise the industry]," Mr Keating writes. "Then the power stations were worth $35 billion. A decade later the price...
    on May 5, 2008 By: Paul Keating Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Today's sentence reflects the fact that Mr. Tocchet is a first-time offender," said New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram. "But make no mistake, he is paying a heavy price for his foray into the world of illegal bookmaking. He now must...
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Anne Milgram Source: Newswatch 50

  3. "I have decided to re-enter the foray," Anwar said in a speech to Singapore's Foreign Correspondents Association. "Some say I've never left politics and I think I agree with that."
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: International Herald Tribune

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