feel for

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.

Word by Word Definitions

feel play
  1. : to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

  2. : to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

  3. : to undergo passive experience of

  1. : sensation, feeling

  2. : the sense of touch

  3. : the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch


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