verb (used with object), felt, feel·ing.
verb (used without object), felt, feel·ing.
- to feel sympathy for or compassion toward; empathize with: I know you're disappointed and upset, and I feel for you.
- Southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. to have a liking or desire for: If you feel for more pie, just help yourself.
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Idioms for feel
- to have a desire for; be favorably disposed to: I don't feel like going out tonight. Do you feel like a movie?
- to think; have the opinion (often used to soften the tone of discourse): I feel like this is the only solution in this case.
- to have a particular impression; believe (used to express emotional sentiments): I feel like she doesn't love me anymore.
Origin of feel
OTHER WORDS FROM feelo·ver·feel, verb, o·ver·felt, o·ver·feel·ing.re·feel, verb, re·felt, re·feel·ing.
usage note for feel
British Dictionary definitions for cop a feel
verb feels, feeling or felt (fɛlt)
Word Origin for feel
Medical definitions for cop a feel
Idioms and Phrases with cop a feel (1 of 2)
Surreptitiously fondle someone in a sexual manner. For example, The female clerks complained that Mr. Hardy was always trying to cop a feel. This term uses the verb cop in the sense of “get hold of.” [Slang; 1930s]
Idioms and Phrases with cop a feel (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with feel
- feel bad
- feel blue
- feel for
- feel free
- feel in one's bones
- feel like
- feel like death
- feel like oneself
- feel like two cents
- feel no pain
- feel oneself
- feel one's oats
- feel one's way
- feel out
- feel out of place
- feel put upon
- feel someone up
- feel the pinch
- feel up to
- (feel) at home
- cop a feel
- get the feel of
- (feel) put upon