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forage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforagefor‧age1 /ˈfɒrɪdʒ $ ˈfɑː-, ˈfɔː-/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 to go around searching for food or other suppliesforage for 🔊 People are being forced to forage for food and fuel. 🔊 In the summer, the goats forage freely (=in any place they want to go).2 LOOK FORto search for something with your hands in a bag, drawer etc syn ferret aroundforage around/through/among etc 🔊 She foraged around in her purse and produced her ticket.forager noun [countable]→ See Verb table
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forageRed and gray squirrels are foraging.A troupe of golden-crowned kinglets was foraging close to the ground.At this time of the year, the goats can forage fairly freely and will cover relatively large areas.A light rum and tonic in hand, he abandoned his post for the kitchen to forage for food.The murdering sun had dipped below the horizon, and this was the time when she could forage for food.Or send a search engine to forage for the best prices or availability across hundreds of shops simultaneously.There was fireweed with furry yellow-and-black bumblebees foraging from it, and there were bears and caribou.Writers who need a good title have often foraged in Shakespeare or the Bible.forage forHorses are able to forage for grass even under deep snow.forage around/through/among etcRailway embankments are a favourite because there's little to disturb them as they forage through adjoining gardens for food.Not only are their sties roomy and warm, but they are allowed to forage around in a large orchard.The only movement was an occasional flock of intrepid sea gulls foraging through the mess.However, the only unauthorised visitors appear to have been souvenir hunters and men foraging among the stores.
Related topics: Food, Agriculture
forageforage2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 DFLOOK FOR[uncountable]TA food supplies for horses and cattle2 DFLOOK FOR[singular] British English an act of searching for something
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forageThe Azollablue-green alga combination fixes atmospheric nitrogen and is widely used as fertilizer and as forage.Neither reindeer nor caribou have benefited much, since for them lack of forage is the problem.It could be worn with the sword belt on the outside; and the either the forage or the field headgear.
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Verb table
forage
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyforage
he, she, itforages
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforaged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave foraged
he, she, ithas foraged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad foraged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill forage
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have foraged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam foraging
he, she, itis foraging
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you, we, theyare foraging
Past
I, he, she, itwas foraging
you, we, theywere foraging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been foraging
he, she, ithas been foraging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been foraging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be foraging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been foraging
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