feed on/upon

phrasal verb

fed on/upon; feeding on/upon; feeds on/upon
: to eat (something) as food
usually used of animals
Owls feed on insects, birds, and small mammals.

Examples of feed on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their larvae feed on grass, such as bottlebrush grass. Mariyam Muhammad, The Enquirer, 9 July 2024 Clothes moths, which feed on animal fibers like wool, fur, silk, feathers, felt, and leather, can destroy fabric and other materials. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 July 2024 These tiny black beetles chew holes in leaves and their larvae feed on roots. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 28 June 2024 Use a virtual private network to access a live feed on Disney+ Hotstar, which is streaming every match live in India. Tim Chan, Variety, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for feed on/upon 

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“Feed on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feed%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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