A user on The Great Outdoors chat forum asked whether picking a neighbor's berries from bushes that were near her boundary fence was scrumping or foraging. So naturally, I looked up both words.
Scrump, from Oxford Living Dictionaries:
Steal (fruit) from an orchard or garden.
'I remember Gordon scrumping apples from the orchard next door’
[no object] ‘they used to go out scrumping and thieving’
Forage, according to Oxford Living Dictionaries:
(of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions.
‘the birds forage for aquatic invertebrates, insects, and seeds’
1.1[with object] Obtain (food or provisions) by searching.
a girl foraging grass for oxen’
1.2[with object] Search (a place) so as to obtain food.
‘units that were foraging a particular area’
So if someone was wandering about, picking berries from several gardens, without venturing far into the gardens, would that be foraging or scrumping in general (not necessarily legal) usage, or could it be either or both?