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search for (food)

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1    food for horses or cattle, esp. hay or straw  
2    the act of searching for food or provisions  
3      (Military)   a raid or incursion  
4    to search (the countryside or a town) for food, provisions, etc.  
5    intr     (Military)   to carry out a raid  
6    tr   to obtain by searching about  
7    tr   to give food or other provisions to  
8    tr   to feed (cattle or horses) with such food  
     (C14: from Old French fourrage, probably of Germanic origin; see food, fodder)  
  forager      n  

forage cap  
      n   a soldier's undress cap  
forage mite  
      n   a mite normally occurring in forage but sometimes infesting the skin of mammals, esp. horses, and birds  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


      n     (Cattle, etc.)   feed, fodder, food, foodstuffs, provender  
      vb   cast about, explore, hunt, look round, plunder, raid, ransack, rummage, scavenge, scour, scrounge     (informal)   search, seek  

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