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forage

for·age

forage

 
 
pronunciation:
fo rihj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: food for animals such as horses or cattle.
Grass is forage for cows.
similar words:
feed
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: foraged, forages, foraging
definition 1: to search for food or supplies.
The army had run out of supplies and the soldiers were forced to forage for food in the countryside.
definition 2: to look through or search for what one needs or wants.
She foraged through her closet for her favorite shoes.
similar words:
rout, rummage
derivation: forager (n.)
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