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feed



I - noun
food for domestic livestock (Freq. 32)
Syn:
provender
Hypernyms:
food, nutrient
Hyponyms:
blood meal, corn gluten feed, cattle cake, creep feed, fodder,
feed grain, silage, ensilage, oil cake, slop, slops,
swill, pigswill, pigwash, mash, cud, rechewed food,
bird feed, bird food, birdseed, petfood, pet-food, pet food,
mast, fish meal

II - verb
1. provide as food (Freq. 47)
- Feed the guests the nuts
Derivationally related forms:
feeding
Hypernyms:
provide, supply, ply, cater
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody something
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
- They feed the animals
2. give food to (Freq. 15)
- Feed the starving children in India
- don't give the child this tough meat
Syn:
give
Ant:
starve
Derivationally related forms:
giving (for: give), feeder, feeding
Hypernyms:
provide, supply, ply, cater
Hyponyms:
dine, scavenge, fodder, slop, swill,
regurgitate, corn, undernourish, malnourish, overfeed, spoonfeed,
force-feed, lunch, breakfast, breastfeed, suckle, suck,
nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, bottlefeed, inject,
inject, aliment, nourish, range, crop,
graze, pasture
Cause:
eat
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody something (for: give)
- Somebody ----s something to somebody (for: give)
- They feed the food to the people
- They feed the people the food
3. feed into;
supply (Freq. 5)
- Her success feeds her vanity
Derivationally related forms:
feeder
Hypernyms:
supply, provide, render, furnish
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
4. introduce continuously (Freq. 4)
- feed carrots into a food processor
Syn:
feed in
Derivationally related forms:
feeder
Hypernyms:
insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something PP
- Somebody ----s something with something
5. support or promote (Freq. 3)
- His admiration fed her vanity
Hypernyms:
promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
6. take in food;
used of animals only (Freq. 3)
- This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
- What do whales eat?
Syn:
eat
Derivationally related forms:
eating (for: eat), feeder, feeding
Hypernyms:
consume, ingest, take in, take, have
Hyponyms:
forage, raven, suckle, crop, browse,
graze, range, pasture
Verb Group:
eat
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
- The animals feed
7. serve as food for;
be the food for (Freq. 1)
- This dish feeds six
Hypernyms:
provide, supply, ply, cater
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
8. move along, of liquids
- Water flowed into the cave
- the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
Syn:
run, flow, course
See Also:
flow from (for: flow), run over (for: run)
Derivationally related forms:
course (for: course), flow (for: flow), flowing (for: flow), run (for: run)
Hypernyms:
move
Hyponyms:
flush, jet, gush, tide, surge,
circulate, eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl,
waste, run off, run down, pour, spill, run out,
stream, well out, trickle, dribble, filter, drain,
seep, ooze, gutter
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
9. profit from in an exploitatory manner
- He feeds on her insecurity
Syn:
prey
Derivationally related forms:
prey (for: prey)
Hypernyms:
exploit, work
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
10. gratify
- feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view
Syn:
feast
Derivationally related forms:
feast (for: feast)
Hypernyms:
regale, treat
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s something PP
11. provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
- We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants
Syn:
fertilize, fertilise
Derivationally related forms:
fertilization (for: fertilize), fertilizer (for: fertilize)
Topics:
farming, agriculture, husbandry
Hypernyms:
enrich
Hyponyms:
nitrify, dung, topdress
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- They feed the trees

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