forage for (something)

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forage for (something)

To hunt around for something; to look through something in search of something else, typically food. I foraged in the pantry for a snack but still didn't find anything I wanted to eat.
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He had to forage for himself, and he foraged well, though he was oft-times a plague to the squaws in consequence.
"If you forage for food, bait, money, education, medicine or something more unusual, you can take part," she said.
(72) Over time, however, the need to forage for subsistence
California's foothill rangelands are an important source of fall, winter and spring forage for grazing livestock.
Additionally, worker bees clean the hive, forage for food, store food, and tend to the larvae and the queen (Bishop 2005).
In NFC when goats were fed on dry forage for 2 h twice daily, irrespective of whether drinking water was supplied (Nagamine et al., 2003; Sunagawa et al., 2003; 2008) or withheld (Sunagawa et al., 2002; 2007) during feeding, eating rates rapidly decreased in the first 30 or 40 min of feeding and were subsequently reduced to very low rates for the reminder of the 2 h feeding period.
We could not observe time to forage for the 74 NTU treatment, so this treatment was excluded from the analysis.
Whether you live in a region of the country that lends itself to smaller pastures that depend on rainfall, or in more arid regions that require irrigation, forage for domestic animal agriculture is grown just about everywhere.
We defined three foraging parameters when oriental white storks were handling or searching for food and if the storks did not forage for long enough during our observation we rejected the sample.
About a third of farmers produced forage for sale without being involved in dairying and two thirds practiced mixed farming i.e.
In other words, forage fish have a higher economic value when left in the water as forage for larger predators.
The experimental environment imitated the environment of honeybees which work in a beehive and forage for food (honey) outside their home.
Our objective was to evaluate the ability of adaptive grazing management to provide forage for cattle and elk at three elevations and associated plant communities, and to stay within guidelines for use of forage and height of stubble imposed by the united States Forest Service.