- 1[intransitive] forage (for something) (especially of an animal) to search for food The female only leaves the young when she forages for food. The pigs are allowed to forage around in a large orchard.
- 2[intransitive] forage (for something) (of a person) to search for something, especially using the hands synonym rummage Her assistant was foraging in a cupboard for some envelopes. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French fourrage (noun), fourrager (verb), from fuerre
BrE BrE//ˈfɒrɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɪdʒ//, NAmE//ˈfɑːrɪdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forage
BrE BrE//ˈfɒrɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɪdʒ//, NAmE//ˈfɑːrɪdʒ//he / she / it forages
BrE BrE//ˈfɒrɪdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɪdʒɪz//, NAmE//ˈfɑːrɪdʒɪz//past simple foraged
BrE BrE//ˈfɒrɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɪdʒd//, NAmE//ˈfɑːrɪdʒd//past participle foraged
BrE BrE//ˈfɒrɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɪdʒd//, NAmE//ˈfɑːrɪdʒd//-ing form foraging
BrE BrE//ˈfɒrɪdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrɪdʒɪŋ//, NAmE//ˈfɑːrɪdʒɪŋ//