intr.v. fared, far·ing, fares
1. To get along: How are you faring with your project?
2. To happen or develop: How does it fare with you?
3. To travel; go.
4. To dine; eat.
1. A transportation charge, as for a bus.
2. A passenger transported for a fee.
3. Food and drink; diet: simple home-cooked fare.
[Middle English faren, from Old English faran; see per-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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