by feel

Definition of by feel

1 :by feeling with one's hands when one cannot see
  • It was too dark too see anything, so she had to find the door knob by feel.
2 :by being guided by physical feelings, the senses, etc., instead of by rules or directions
  • an athlete who plays by feel

Word by Word Definitions

feel play
  1. : to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

  2. : to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

  3. : to undergo passive experience of

  1. : sensation, feeling

  2. : the sense of touch

  3. : the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch


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