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1‘villagers were forced to forage for food’
hunt, hunt around, search, look about, look around, look round, cast about, cast around, cast round, rummage, rummage about, rummage around, rummage round, ferret, ferret about, ferret around, root about, root around, scratch about, scratch around, nose about, nose around, nose round, scour, look high and low
seek, look, explore
informal scrounge around
British informal rootle around
NZ informal poozle
1‘there was little forage for the horses’
fodder, feed, food, foodstuff, herbage, pasturage
silage, hay, straw
formal comestibles, provender
2‘a nightly forage for food’
scavenge, hunt, search, look, exploration, quest, scout, probe
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