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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Shyne scatters her dogs' meals in her yard for them to forage for it. This accomplishes several things: 1) the dogs get the excitement of searching for their food, 2) meals take longer, and 3) the dogs get more exercise both by moving around and sniffing.
And although the pteropod can no longer forage for its normal fare (other pteropods of even smaller size), abduction seems neither to harm nor help it in the long run.