feed off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of feed 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.

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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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