feel one's way

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of feel one's way

1 : to move forward carefully by using one's hands to feel anything in the way
  • He felt his way through the darkened room.
2 : to move toward a goal very slowly and carefully
  • In the early days of the project they were just feeling their way (along), trying not to make mistakes.

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

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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