The expression "Forage for food".

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Does the expression forage for food means

1. To hunt or search for food, like when you are stranded at a place where nobody lives nearby and there are no markets to shop, like at a far flung area.

There was a reality series named "Man, Woman, Wild" on the Discovery Channel in which an American couple would explores jungles and survive on animal (as food). Can we say they foraged for food while they hunted animals since they had nothing to eat?

2. Situation no 2.
People who are living in poverty like those who live on a coastal land have to forage for food to feed themselves and their families.

3. Do you forage for food for livestock or cattle?
 

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1. To hunt or search for food, like when you are stranded at a place where nobody lives nearby and there are no markets to shop, like at a far flung area.

You look for it because it doesn't look for you.
 

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There was a reality series named "Man, Woman, Wild" on the Discovery Channel in which an American couple would explores jungles and survive on animal (as food). Can we say they foraged for food while they hunted animals since they had nothing to eat?

That's called "hunting".
 

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explore jungles

survive on animals (as food)
 

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What about the third and fourth part of my question. I use this forum to dispel my doubts because you, the native speakers are the best source to seek guidance from.
 

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What about the third and fourth part of my question. I use this forum to dispel my doubts because you, the native speakers are the best source to seek guidance from.

What is it about dictionaries that leaves you doubtful?

That's a rhetorical question, so don't answer it. And don't be so infernally lazy. Right now, you are a hair's breadth from being banned, so do some conscientious work and think twice before you post again.

for·age
/ˈfôrij,ˈfärij/
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verb
(of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions.
"gulls are equipped by nature to forage for food"
 
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Nowadays, it is quite fashionable to forage for food- people go out looking for herbs, mushrooms, edible plants, etc. For them, it is more of a hobby and interest in unusual or fresh ingredients than necessity.
 

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You hunt for squirrels. You forage for berries.
 

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Thanks for clarifying in posts 11 and 12 that "to forage for" is used for searching for edible vegetation rather than animals, and secondly it is not something to survive on but it is more of a hobby or interest. Now these are the kind of answers we expect from the native speakers that give us an extra bit of information as compared to the definitions in dictionaries. Thank you very much both of you Tdol and SoothingDave for elaborating on the phrase.
 

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There are people who forage for a lot of their food. It's more than a hobby - it's a way of spending a lot less money on food! Every spring, I forage for wild garlic and nettles, neither of which I can buy in shops but both of which are delicious. I wouldn't class it as a hobby - it's just one or two lovely days out with a couple of good friends, and provides me with enough ingredients for several jars of homemade pesto and a good few nettle risottos.
 

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One day when I'd gathered a small trove of morel mushrooms, I went to the grocery to buy a leek. Someone who'd found a lot more than me had sold some morels to the market, which was offering them for $32/lb (€64/kg). I suddenly felt like I'd been well paid for my pleasant walk in the woods.
 

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GoesStation was quoting the metric price in euros.
 

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See, this is why you should all adopt the American system.
 

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See, this is why you should all adopt the American system.

I'm sure you know pounds and ounces are units in the imperial (i.e. British) system, so there's no American system for us Brits to adopt.

I for one would welcome a complete cultural conversion in Britain to the metric system, especially for the unnecessarily irregular and confusing units of weight, to which I can't see any benefit at all. You know, I really think that we here probably would have made the change by now if it wasn't for the fact that the US also insists on the imperial system.
 

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I'm sure you know pounds and ounces are units in the imperial (i.e. British) system, so there's no American system for us Brits to adopt.

I for one would welcome a complete cultural conversion in Britain to the metric system, especially for the unnecessarily irregular and confusing units of weight, to which I can't see any benefit at all. You know, I really think that we here probably would have made the change by now if it wasn't for the fact that the US also insists on the imperial system.

We don't actually use Imperial measures. Many American measures are the same as Imperial measures with the same name, but some common ones, like pints, quarts, and gallons, aren't.
 

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We don't actually use Imperial measures. Many American measures are the same as Imperial measures with the same name, but some common ones, like pints, quarts, and gallons, aren't.

Right. You've explained some of this to me before, but I'm still not too clear on the US and UK differences. Is it only measures of volume that are different? Do you know why this is? Weights are the same, right? (Except for that we use stones here whereas I believe you don't?) And what do you call the measures if not 'Imperial'?

(Sorry to stray completely off topic (I blame SoothingDave!), but I believe the OP question has been answered.)
 
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