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Hunt for a long time (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

forage

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Here is my best explanation:

'hunt' is the definition.
(forage is a kind of hunt)

'for a long time' is the subsidiary indication.
'a long time' becomes 'age' ('age' can be a synonym of 'long time'**).
'for'+'age'='forage'

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(Other definitions for forage that I've seen before include "Hunt for food or provisions", "Collect food", "Rummage, go searching", "Search around for food", "Plunder; rummage", "Go searching, rummage", "Search widely for food", "Look for food", "Wander and feed" and "Search, rummage".)

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