feel


feel
v. & n.
—v. (past and past part. felt)
1 tr. a examine or search by touch. b (absol.) have the sensation of touch (was unable to feel).
2 tr. perceive or ascertain by touch; have a sensation of (could feel the warmth; felt that it was cold).
3 tr. a undergo, experience (shall feel my anger). b exhibit or be conscious of (an emotion, sensation, conviction, etc.).
4 a intr. have a specified feeling or reaction (felt strongly about it). b tr. be emotionally affected by (felt the rebuke deeply).
5 tr. (foll. by that + clause) have a vague or unreasoned impression (I feel that I am right).
6 tr. consider, think (I feel it useful to go).
7 intr. seem; give an impression of being; be perceived as (the air feels chilly).
8 intr. be consciously; consider oneself (I feel happy; do not feel well).
9 intr. a (foll. by with) have sympathy with. b (foll. by for) have pity or compassion for.
10 tr. (often foll. by up) sl. fondle the genitals of.
—n.
1 the act or an instance of feeling; testing by touch.
2 the sensation characterizing a material, situation, etc.
3 the sense of touch.
Phrases and idioms:
feel free (often foll. by to + infin.) not be reluctant or hesitant (do feel free to criticize). feel like have a wish for; be inclined towards. feel one's oats see OAT. feel oneself be fit or confident etc. feel out investigate cautiously. feel strange see STRANGE. feel up to be ready to face or deal with. feel one's way proceed carefully; act cautiously. get the feel of become accustomed to using. make one's influence (or presence etc.) felt assert one's influence; make others aware of one's presence etc.
Etymology: OE felan f. WG

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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