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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfeed on
he/she/itfeeds on
present participlefeeding on
past tensefed on
past participlefed on
Related words
  1. 1
    feed on something if an animal feeds on something, it eats it, especially as its usual food
  2. 2
    feed on something same as feed off

    She seemed to feed on his despair.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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