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a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
a body of troops involved in such a movement.
the flying of an airplane on a combat mission.
verb (used without object), sortied, sortieing.
to go on a sortie; sally forth.

(of troops, etc) the act of emerging from a contained or besieged position
the troops doing this

an operational flight made by one aircraft
a short or relatively short return trip
verb -ties, -tieing, -tied
(intransitive) to make a sortie


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