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1 feed /ˈfiːd/ verb
feeds; fed /ˈfɛd/ ; feeding
1 feed
/ˈfiːd/
verb
feeds; fed /ˈfɛd/ ; feeding
Learner's definition of FEED
[+ object] : to give food to (someone or something)
[+ object] : to give (something) as food to someone or something
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to produce or provide food for (someone or something)
[no object] : eat usually used of animals
[+ object]
: to provide what is needed for the continued growth, operation, or existence of (something)
: to supply (material to be used) to a machine
[+ object] : to give support or strength to (something, such as a feeling)
[+ object] : to make (something) move through an opening
[+ object] sports : to pass a ball or puck to (a team member) especially for a shot at the goal

bite the hand that feeds you

see 1bite

feed back

[phrasal verb]
feed back or feed back (something) or feed (something) back British
: to give helpful information or criticism to someone about a performance, product, etc. : to provide feedback usually + to or into

feed off

[phrasal verb]
feed off (something)
: to gain strength, energy, or support from (something)

feed on/upon

[phrasal verb]
feed on/upon (something)
: to eat (something) as food usually used of animals

feed (someone) a line

informal
: to tell (someone) a story or an explanation that is not true

feed up

[phrasal verb]
feed (someone) up British, informal
: to make (someone) stronger or less thin by giving them large meals see also fed up

feed your face

slang
: to eat a lot of food
2 feed /ˈfiːd/ noun
plural feeds
2 feed
/ˈfiːd/
noun
plural feeds
Learner's definition of FEED
[count] : a part of a machine or system that sends material or electricity to other parts
[count] : a television program that is sent to a station for broadcasting
[count] sports : the action of passing a ball or puck to a team member who is in position to score
see also chicken feed
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