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.
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British Dictionary definitions for feel out
verb feels, feeling or felt (fɛlt)
Word Origin for feel
Medical definitions for feel out
Idioms and Phrases with feel out (1 of 2)
Try cautiously or indirectly to ascertain someone's viewpoint or the nature of something. For example, We'd better feel out the author before we commit him to a publicity tour. This term alludes to physical groping. [Late 1800s] Also see take the pulse of.
Idioms and Phrases with feel out (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