feel for

phrasal verb

Definition of feel for 

1 : to search for (something) by reaching or touching usually with the fingers The doctor felt for any possible fractures in the patient's bruised ribs. He felt for the light switch.

2 : to have sympathy or pity for (someone) I feel (deeply) for you, but there's nothing I can do to help.

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