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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfeed off
he/she/itfeeds off
present participlefeeding off
past tensefed off
past participlefed off
  1. 1
    feed off something if animals feed off something, they eat it
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of feed off
  2. 2

    feed off

    or

    feed on

    feed off something to use something in order to continue to exist or become stronger

    Both sides in the conflict feed off old suspicions.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of feed off
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