feel1 [ fil ] (past tense and past participle felt [ felt ] ) verb ***
▸ 1 have emotion/feeling
▸ 2 think particular way
▸ 3 touch to learn something
▸ 4 notice something (touching)
▸ 5 be affected by something
▸ 6 give someone a feeling
▸ 7 try to find with hands
1. ) linking verb to be in a particular state as a result of an emotion or a physical feeling:
I was feeling very happy when we began our trip.
Sam felt cold and utterly miserable.
Are you feeling sick?
I don't feel very well.
How do you feel now?
I feel such a fool for believing him.
He never felt at ease with interviewers or photographers.
feel like: When I came back to England, I felt like a stranger.
feel as if/as though: I felt as though someone had just punched me in the stomach.
a ) transitive to experience a particular emotion or physical feeling:
feel sadness/happiness/anger/relief etc.: She felt some sadness when the time came to leave.
feel guilt/remorse: Richard felt no guilt at all for what he had done.
feel the need to do something: Cara felt the need to talk to someone.
feel (a) pain: He felt a sudden pain in his chest.
feel the cold/heat: Children don't seem to feel the cold as much as adults do.
2. ) intransitive or transitive not usually progressive to have a particular way of thinking about something, especially one that depends on your emotions rather than on facts or evidence:
feel (that): I feel that more should be done to help young people.
feel strongly about something: I know that Sally feels quite strongly about this issue.
feel about: I don't know how Mary feels about eating meat.
feel something (to be) something: We felt it an appropriate gesture in the circumstances.
feel it appropriate/necessary/important etc. to do something: He always felt it necessary to explain his actions.
3. ) transitive to touch something with your hand so that you can discover what it is like:
She felt the child's forehead to see if he was feverish.
Feel this scarf, it's incredibly soft!
a ) linking verb not usually progressive if something feels soft, hard, etc., that is what it is like when you touch it:
You hair feels so soft.
feel like: The table felt like plastic, not wood.
4. ) transitive not usually progressive to notice something that is touching you or something that is happening to your body:
Can you feel the draft coming from under the door?
I could feel his hot breath on my neck.
feel someone/something do something: I suddenly felt something brush against my arm.
feel someone/something doing something: I felt him pulling against me.
feel yourself do/doing something: Donna felt herself dozing off and sat upright.
a ) to notice something that you know is there but cannot see, hear, touch, or smell:
Sarah could feel the man's presence before she saw him.
feel (that): I felt I was being watched.
5. ) transitive to be affected by something:
feel the effects/repercussions/benefits etc. of something: People should feel the benefits of the tax cuts by next year.
feel someone's death: I'm sure we all feel his death very keenly.
6. ) linking verb not usually progressive if something feels nice, good, strange, etc., it gives you this feeling:
It felt strange being on my own again.
It certainly felt good to be back home.
feel like/as if/as though: The clock said it was only eight o'clock but it felt like midnight.
7. ) intransitive to try to find something with your hands, especially because you cannot see clearly:
feel around: I felt around on the ground but couldn't find the flashlight.
feel (around) for someone/something: Adam felt in the pocket of his shorts for the key.
feel free SPOKEN
used for telling someone that they can do something if they want to:
Feel free to contact us at any time.
feel like
to want something or want to do something:
I feel like a cup of coffee.
I felt like I needed a walk.
feel like doing something: Do you feel like going out tonight?
feel your age
to realize that you are becoming older and less able or willing to do things that younger people do
feel your way
1. ) to move slowly and carefully, touching things with your hands because you cannot see
2. ) to make decisions and changes slowly, because you are not certain about what you are doing
not feel yourself
to be feeling slightly sick
`feel for phrasal verb transitive
feel for someone to feel sympathy for someone
,feel `out phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to try to discover in a careful or indirect way what a situation is like or what someone's attitude is
,feel `up phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to touch someone sexually without them wanting you to
,feel `up to phrasal verb transitive
feel up to something to feel that you are strong or healthy enough to do something:
I don't feel up to eating anything.
feel 2 [ fil ] noun singular *
1. ) the way that something seems when you touch it or when it touches you:
I love the feel of this jacket.
Ben was enjoying the feel of the breeze in his hair.
2. ) the way that something such as a place generally seems to you:
The town has a lovely friendly feel.
3. ) an act of touching someone or something
get a feel for something/the feel of something INFORMAL
to develop a good knowledge or understanding of something:
I'm still trying to get a feel for what the software can do.
have a feel for something INFORMAL
to have a natural ability to do or understand something:
He's really got a feel for tennis.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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