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
usage note for feel
OTHER WORDS FROM feelo·ver·feel, verb, o·ver·felt, o·ver·feel·ing.re·feel, verb, re·felt, re·feel·ing.
Words nearby feel
Example sentences from the Web for feel
This should help you make a decision whether or not you may feel comfortable sending your child to day care.Is it safe to return to day care? 7 experts weigh in|Brooke Henderson|July 23, 2020|Fortune
The result is a health care experience that feels a lot more like what we would all expect for our loved ones in a time of need.
For many, the decisive factor was the personal touch they felt.
They will be looking at a lot of areas where people didn’t feel uncomfortable before in what was a dynamic, gateway city.The one element of Hong Kong’s new security law that concerns business the most|Veta Chan|July 16, 2020|Fortune
Year after year I’ve spent innumerable hours scouring the internet attempting to find a present that feels unique and intimate even when my partner and I are thousands of miles apart.8 Gifts to Bring Back the Fire in Long-Distance Relationships|Tracy Moran|July 10, 2020|Ozy
Citizens, perhaps, need to feel like they can communicate something to science.
How do you feel about Archer and the gang abandoning the cartel and returning to the office?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Its biggest asset, of course, is the steely Atwell, who never asks you to feel sorry for Carter despite all the sexism around her.
This is not making the 228,000 residents of Irving, Texas feel very relaxed.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It makes me feel ridiculous to think I was soft enough to believe that rubbage.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She appeared to hesitate over her answer, and he could feel her tumultuous breathing.Bob Hampton of Placer|Randall Parrish
But even while he was lying wide awake, it began again, and it was such a dismal sound he could feel the goose-flesh forming.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
Instead, however, of their laughter lessening, the cachinnations became so violent that I began to feel seriously alarmed.
Indeed, I feel not a little out of humor from indisposition of body.
British Dictionary definitions for feel
verb feels, feeling or felt (fɛlt)
Word Origin for feel
Medical definitions for feel
Idioms and Phrases with feel
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