feed off

phrasal verb

fed off; feeding off; feeds off
: to gain strength, energy, or support from (something)
She fed off the crowd's enthusiasm.
His anger fed off his jealousy.
We are able to feed off each other's ideas.

Examples of feed off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The South Team’s offense fed off their defense in the ensuing inning as Brown delivered the go-ahead two-run double in the gap, his second hit of the game. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2024 The conventional wisdom among operatives in both parties is that the new rules favor Biden by robbing Trump of the ability to feed off an audience or devolve the event into inaudible crosstalk. Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 26 June 2024 The Knicks are 5-1 at home in these playoffs, feeding off of one of the best home crowds in all of sports. Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News, 13 May 2024 Warm temperatures and blooming flowers bring out varied bee species, which feed off the seasonal plants for nectar and pollen. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for feed off 

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“Feed off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feed%20off. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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