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feed off

Definition of feed off

  1. :  to gain strength, energy, or support from (something) <She fed off the crowd's enthusiasm.> <His anger fed off his jealousy.> <We are able to feed off each other's ideas.>



Word by Word Definitions

feedplay
  1. :  to give food to

    :  to give as food

    :  to furnish something essential to the development, sustenance, maintenance, or operation of

  1. :  an act of eating

    :  meal

    :  a large meal

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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