feed (someone) up

idiom

British, informal
: to make (someone) stronger or less thin by giving them large meals
His mother fed him up after his illness.

Examples of feed (someone) up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This facility will feed up to 2 megawatts of solar power directly onto the electric distribution grid, energizing roughly 400 homes and businesses in the area. Ken Silverstein, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 As the name suggests, the Instant Pot offers seven functions, including pressure cooking, a slow cooker, a sauté pan, a rice cooker, and more that can feed up to six people. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2022

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“Feed (someone) up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feed%20%28someone%29%20up. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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