"forays" in the noun sense
1. foray, raid, maraud
a sudden short attack
an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence
"scientists' forays into politics"
"forays" in the verb sense
1. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
steal goods take as spoils
"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
briefly enter enemy territory
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