He was too weak to feed himself.
We feed the plants with a special fertilizer twice a week.
We fed the horses with apples, oats, and hay.
The children fed apples to the horses.
These supplies could feed a small army for a week.
He doesn't earn enough to feed a family of four.
helping to feed and clothe poor children
They used the wood to feed the fire.
The streams feed the creek.
The motor is fed by an electrical current. Noun
There's a jam in the paper feed.
We had to cut off the main power feed.
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There, families were fed and children provided toys, Cabrera said.—Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Waste from the beef production facility will feed the fish, and adjacent greenhouses will use discharge from the fish farms as nutrients for plants.—Mitchell Parton, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 In theory, elevated energy prices could feed into core inflation — which Fed officials are more focused on — if those prices stay high for long enough, jacking up the prices of airfares and freight.—Bryan Mena, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 One showed Roker in a tuxedo and his wife in a white dress, veil and long white gloves, another had Roberts feeding Roker a piece of wedding cake and a third pic captured the two hand-in-hand smiling directly at the camera.—Celeste McCauley, Peoplemag, 17 Sep. 2023 But there’s that struggle with needing to feed a growing population.—William Earl, Variety, 17 Sep. 2023 The professor assembled a team of social and computer scientists that fed the incident reports — totaling 4 million words — into a computer system.—cleveland, 17 Sep. 2023 Deliberations started Friday, and the talks dragging out for more than a day behind closed doors fed a rare lack of assurance about how a vote might go in the Texas Capitol, where a dominant Republican majority typically means that outcomes are seldom in doubt.—Paul J. Weber and Juan A. Lozano, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2023 Lasagna is a staple of our dinner tables—the layered pasta casserole is an easy way to feed a crowd (or a hungry family).—Marianne Williams, Southern Living, 16 Sep. 2023
Sign up for the free trial here to get a live feed of the Alcaraz vs. Medvedev match.—Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Sep. 2023 The new roles would mark a continuation of work TikTok has been doing to incorporate more tools and features that help users interact and reinforce their real-world connections within the app, including a feed that shows only content from a user’s friends and TikTok Stories.—Clare Duffy, CNN, 6 Sep. 2023 He was required to for ones in New York and Miami, and did not request a virtual appearance in Washington, D.C., where such appearances via video feed are common.—Graham Kates, CBS News, 31 Aug. 2023 People race drones in what’s called first-person view (FPV), using video goggles that display a real-time feed from a camera mounted on the front of the drone.—IEEE Spectrum, 31 Aug. 2023 The Pressure Cooker competition, which fans could stream on live feeds, went well into Friday morning, ending just before noon ET.—David Wysong, The Enquirer, 25 Aug. 2023 Like many modern royal moms, Princess Charlene’s Instagram feed featured plenty of fun updates about what her kids were up to.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 Two years later, fighting a tide of spam and clickbait in users’ feeds, the company voluntarily paid media outlets — including The Post — to deliver some of their best content to readers directly on the platform.—Will Oremus, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2023 For one, people who don’t fully understand the terms but see them on their social media feeds might be more likely to weaponize them in relationships to create a power dynamic.—Time, 24 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan; akin to Old English fōda food — more at food