by feel

Definition of by feel

  1. 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. 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

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

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

    :  to undergo passive experience of

  1. :  sensation, feeling

    :  the sense of touch

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

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