feed (someone) up

Definition of feed (someone) up

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

Word by Word Definitions

feed play
  1. : to give food to

  2. : to give as food

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

  1. : an act of eating

  2. : meal

  3. : food for livestock

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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