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forage

for·age

forage

 
 
pronunciation:
fo rihj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: food for grazing or browsing animals, usu. horses or cattle.
similar words:
feed
definition 2: a search for provisions or supplies, as in a military raid.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: foraged, forages, foraging
definition 1: to search for food or supplies, or to make a raid in search of them.
definition 2: to rummage around.
She foraged among her keepsakes.
similar words:
rout, rummage
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to obtain by searching or raiding.
definition 2: to rummage through or obtain from.
He foraged his memory for a clue to her identity.
similar words:
rout, rummage
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derivation: forager (n.)
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