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forage

1 verb
     
for‧age1 [intransitive]
1 to go around searching for food or other supplies
forage 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 to search for something with your hands in a bag, drawer etc [= ferret around]
forage around/through/among etc
She foraged around in her purse and produced her ticket.
forager noun [countable]

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