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feed

 (fēd)
v. fed (fĕd), feed·ing, feeds
v.tr.
1.
a. To give food to; supply with nourishment: feed the children.
b. To provide as food or nourishment: fed fish to the cat.
2.
a. To serve as food for: The turkey is large enough to feed a dozen.
b. To produce food for: The valley feeds an entire county.
3.
a. To provide for consumption, utilization, or operation: feed logs to a fire; feed data into a computer.
b. To supply with something essential for growth, maintenance, or operation: Melting snow feeds the reservoirs.
c. To transmit (media content) by means of a communications network or satellite, as for processing or distribution.
4.
a. To minister to; gratify: fed their appetite for the morbid.
b. To support or promote; encourage: His unexplained absences fed our suspicions.
5. To supply as a cue: feed lines to an actor.
6. Sports To pass a ball or puck to (a teammate), especially to set up a scoring chance.
v.intr.
1. To eat. Used of animals: pigs feeding at a trough.
2. To be nourished or supported: an ego that feeds on flattery.
3.
a. To move steadily, as into a machine for processing.
b. To be channeled; flow: This road feeds into the freeway.
n.
1.
a. Food for animals, especially livestock.
b. The amount of such food given at one time.
2. Informal A meal, especially a large one: We had a great feed at the restaurant.
3. The act of providing food, especially to an animal: food given at one feed.
4.
a. Material or an amount of material supplied, as to a machine or furnace.
b. The act of supplying such material.
5.
a. An apparatus that supplies material to a machine.
b. The aperture through which such material enters a machine.
6.
a. The transmission or conveyance of published content, as by satellite, on the Internet, or by broadcast over a network of stations.
b. A signal or program made by means of such transmission: The satellite feed was garbled due to sunspot activity.
7. Sports A pass of a ball or puck, especially to set up a scoring chance.
Idiom:
be off (one's) feed
To have lost one's appetite: The dog is off its feed this week.

[Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

feed

(fiːd)
vb (mainly tr) , feeds, feeding or fed (fɛd)
1. to give food to: to feed the cat.
2. to give as food: to feed meat to the cat.
3. (intr) to eat food: the horses feed at noon.
4. to provide food for: these supplies can feed 10 million people.
5. to provide what is necessary for the existence or development of: to feed one's imagination.
6. to gratify; satisfy: to feed one's eyes on a beautiful sight.
7. (Mechanical Engineering) (also intr) to supply (a machine, furnace, etc) with (the necessary materials or fuel) for its operation, or (of such materials) to flow or move forwards into a machine, etc
8. (Agriculture) to use (land) as grazing
9. (Theatre) theatre informal to cue (an actor, esp a comedian) with lines or actions
10. (Rugby) sport to pass a ball to (a team-mate)
11. (Electronics) electronics to introduce (electrical energy) into a circuit, esp by means of a feeder
12. (also intr; foll by on or upon) to eat or cause to eat
n
13. the act or an instance of feeding
14. food, esp that of animals or babies
15. (Mechanical Engineering) the process of supplying a machine or furnace with a material or fuel
16. (Mechanical Engineering) the quantity of material or fuel so supplied
17. (Communications & Information) computing a facility allowing web users to receive news headlines and updates on their browser from a website as soon as they are published
18. (Mechanical Engineering) the rate of advance of a cutting tool in a lathe, drill, etc
19. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanism that supplies material or fuel or controls the rate of advance of a cutting tool
20. (Theatre) theatre informal a performer, esp a straight man, who provides cues
21. informal a meal
[Old English fēdan; related to Old Norse fœtha to feed, Old High German fuotan, Gothic fōthjan; see food, fodder]
ˈfeedable adj

feed

(fid)

v. fed, feed•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to give food to; supply with nourishment.
2. to yield or serve as food for: This land has fed ten generations.
3. to provide as food: to feed breadcrumbs to pigeons.
4. to furnish for consumption.
5. to satisfy; minister to; gratify.
6. to supply, as for maintenance or operation: to feed a printing press with paper.
7. to flow into or merge with so as to form or sustain: streams that feed a river.
8.
a. to provide lines, cues, or actions to (a performer).
b. to supply (lines, cues, or actions) to a performer.
9. to distribute (a local radio or television broadcast) via satellite or network.
v.i.
10. (esp. of animals) to take food; eat.
11. to be nourished or gratified; subsist: to feed on fruit.
12. to flow, lead, or provide access: The local roads feed into a state highway.
n.
13. food, esp. for farm animals.
14. an allowance, portion, or supply of such food.
15. a meal, esp. a lavish one.
16. the act of feeding.
17. the act or process of feeding a furnace, machine, etc.
18. the material, or the amount of it, so fed.
19. a feeding mechanism.
20. a local radio or television broadcast distributed by satellite or network to a much wider audience, esp. nationwide or international.
Idioms:
off one's feed, Slang. without any appetite for food, esp. because of illness.
[before 950; Middle English feden, Old English fēdan See food]
feed′a•ble, adj.
syn: feed, fodder, forage, provender mean food for animals. feed is the general word; however, it most often applies to grain: chicken feed. fodder is applied to coarse feed that is fed to livestock: Cornstalks are good fodder. forage is feed that an animal obtains (usu. grass, leaves, etc.) by grazing or searching about for it: Lost cattle can usually live on forage. provender denotes dry feed for livestock, such as hay, oats, or corn: a supply of provender in the haymow.

feed


Past participle: fed
Gerund: feeding

Imperative
feed
feed
Present
I feed
you feed
he/she/it feeds
we feed
you feed
they feed
Preterite
I fed
you fed
he/she/it fed
we fed
you fed
they fed
Present Continuous
I am feeding
you are feeding
he/she/it is feeding
we are feeding
you are feeding
they are feeding
Present Perfect
I have fed
you have fed
he/she/it has fed
we have fed
you have fed
they have fed
Past Continuous
I was feeding
you were feeding
he/she/it was feeding
we were feeding
you were feeding
they were feeding
Past Perfect
I had fed
you had fed
he/she/it had fed
we had fed
you had fed
they had fed
Future
I will feed
you will feed
he/she/it will feed
we will feed
you will feed
they will feed
Future Perfect
I will have fed
you will have fed
he/she/it will have fed
we will have fed
you will have fed
they will have fed
Future Continuous
I will be feeding
you will be feeding
he/she/it will be feeding
we will be feeding
you will be feeding
they will be feeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been feeding
you have been feeding
he/she/it has been feeding
we have been feeding
you have been feeding
they have been feeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been feeding
you will have been feeding
he/she/it will have been feeding
we will have been feeding
you will have been feeding
they will have been feeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been feeding
you had been feeding
he/she/it had been feeding
we had been feeding
you had been feeding
they had been feeding
Conditional
I would feed
you would feed
he/she/it would feed
we would feed
you would feed
they would feed
Past Conditional
I would have fed
you would have fed
he/she/it would have fed
we would have fed
you would have fed
they would have fed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feed - food for domestic livestockfeed - food for domestic livestock    
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
blood meal - the dried and powdered blood of animals
corn gluten feed - a feed consisting primarily of corn gluten
cattle cake - a concentrated feed for cattle; processed in the form of blocks or cakes
creep feed - feed given to young animals isolated in a creep
fodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
feed grain - grain grown for cattle feed
ensilage, silage - fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo
oil cake - mass of e.g. linseed or cottonseed or soybean from which the oil has been pressed; used as food for livestock
pigswill, pigwash, slop, slops, swill - wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
mash - mixture of ground animal feeds
cud, rechewed food - food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
bird feed, bird food, birdseed - food given to birds; usually mixed seeds
pet food, petfood, pet-food - food prepared for animal pets
mast - nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine
fish meal - ground dried fish used as fertilizer and as feed for domestic livestock
Verb1.feed - provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
2.feed - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
dine - give dinner to; host for dinner; "I'm wining and dining my friends"
scavenge - feed on carrion or refuse; "hyenas scavenge"
fodder - give fodder (to domesticated animals)
swill, slop - feed pigs
regurgitate - feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food; "many birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"
corn - feed (cattle) with corn
malnourish, undernourish - provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment; "The stunted growth of these children shows that they are undernourished"
overfeed - feed excessively
spoonfeed - feed with a spoon
force-feed - feed someone who will not or cannot eat
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
lunch - provide a midday meal for; "She lunched us well"
breakfast - provide breakfast for
breastfeed, give suck, lactate, wet-nurse, suckle, nurse, suck - give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
bottlefeed - feed (infants) with a bottle
inject - feed intravenously
aliment, nutrify, nourish - give nourishment to
range - let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
pasture, graze, crop - let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
famish, starve - deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners"
3.feed - feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
4.feed - introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
5.feed - support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
6.feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
forage - wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods"
raven - feed greedily; "The lions ravened the bodies"
suckle - suck milk from the mother's breasts; "the infant was suckling happily"
graze, pasture, browse, crop, range - feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
7.feed - serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
8.feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
flush - flow freely; "The garbage flushed down the river"
jet, gush - issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
tide, surge - rise or move forward; "surging waves"
circulate - move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point; "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl - flow in a circular current, of liquids
waste, run off - run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
run down - move downward; "The water ran down"
pour - flow in a spurt; "Water poured all over the floor"
spill, run out - flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
well out, stream - flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
dribble, trickle, filter - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"
drain, run out - flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
ooze, seep - pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
gutter - flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face"
9.feed - profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity"
exploit, work - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
10.feed - gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
regale, treat - provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"
11.feed - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
enrich - make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"
nitrify - treat (soil) with nitrates
dung - fertilize or dress with dung; "you must dung the land"
topdress - scatter manure or fertilizer over (land)

feed

verb
1. cater for, provide for, nourish, provide with food, supply, sustain, nurture, cook for, wine and dine, victual, provision Feeding a hungry family is expensive.
2. graze, eat, browse, pasture The cows stopped feeding.
3. eat, drink milk, take nourishment When a baby is thirsty, it feeds more often.
4. supply, take, send, carry, convey, impart blood vessels that feed blood to the brain
5. disclose, give, tell, reveal, supply, communicate, pass on, impart, divulge, make known He fed information to a rival company.
6. encourage, boost, fuel, strengthen, foster, minister to, bolster, fortify, augment, make stronger Wealth is feeding our obsession with house prices.
noun
1. food, fodder, kai (N.Z. informal), forage, silage, provender, pasturage a crop grown for animal feed
2. (Informal) meal, spread (informal), dinner, lunch, tea, breakfast, feast, supper, tuck-in (informal), nosh (slang), repast, nosh-up (Brit. slang) She's had a good feed.
feed on something live on, depend on, devour, exist on, partake of, subsist on The insects breed and feed on particular cacti.

feed

verb
1. To sustain (a living organism) with food:
2. To maintain existence in a certain way:
3. To help bring about:
noun
Informal. A large meal elaborately prepared or served:
Informal: spread.
Translations
عَلَف، طعام، وَجْبَهغذىيُطْعِميُطْعِمُيَعْتاش على
krmitpást se naživit sežrádlodávka krmení
foderfodregive madleve afmade
ruokkiasyöttääsyöttää tai ruokkia
hraniti
etettáplál
fæîigefa aî borîa; matanærast á, lifa á, éta
食物を与える飼う
음식(먹이)을 주다
maitintimaitintispašaraspersisotinęs
barībabarotbarotiesēdiensēdināt
kŕmiťžrať
hranitihraniti se
matanäraföda
ให้อาหาร
cho ăn

feed

[fiːd] (fed (vb: pt, pp))
A. VT
1. (lit)
1.1. (= give meal to) [+ person, animal] → dar de comer a; [+ baby] (= bottle-feed) → dar el biberón a; (= breastfeed) → dar de mamar a, dar el pecho a; [+ plant] → alimentar
they fed us well at the hotelnos dieron de comer bien en el hotel
have you fed the horses?¿has dado de comer a los caballos?
"(please) do not feed the animals"prohibido dar de comer a los animales
you've made enough food to feed an armyhas hecho comida para un regimiento
he has just started feeding himselfacaba de empezar a comer solo
1.2. (= provide food for) → dar de comer (a), alimentar
now there was another mouth to feedahora había que dar de comer a una boca más, ahora había una boca más que alimentar
feeding a family can be expensivedar de comer a or alimentar a una familia puede resultar caro
it is enough to feed the population for several monthses suficiente para alimentar a la población durante varios meses
1.3. to feed sb sth; feed sth to sbdar algo (de comer) a algn
you shouldn't feed him thatno deberías darle eso
he fed her ice cream with a spoon; he fed ice cream to her with a spoonle dio helado con una cuchara
he was feeding bread to the ducksles estaba echando pan a los patos
what do you feed your dog on?¿qué le das (de comer) a tu perro?
they have been fed a diet of cartoons and computer gameslos han tenido a base de dibujos animados y juegos de ordenador
2. (= supply) → suministrar
gas fed through pipelinesgas suministrado a través de tuberías
the blood vessels that feed blood to the brainlos vasos sanguíneos que suministran sangre al cerebro
two rivers feed this reservoirdos ríos vierten sus aguas en este embalse
he stole money to feed his drug habitrobaba dinero para costear su drogadicción
to feed the (parking) meterechar or meter monedas en el parquímetro
3. (= tell) to feed sb sth; feed sth to sb: they fed us details of troop movements in the areanos facilitaron detalles de movimientos de tropas en la zona
he was being fed false informationle estaban pasando información falsa
he was surrounded by people who fed him liesestaba rodeado de gente que le llenaba la cabeza de mentiras
to feed sb a linecontar or soltar una bola a algn
4. (= insert) to feed sth into sthmeter or introducir algo en algo
I fed a sheet of paper into the typewritermetí or puse una hoja de papel en la máquina de escribir
to feed data into a computermeter or introducir datos en un ordenador
5. (= fuel) [+ fire, emotion, feeling] → alimentar; [+ imagination] → estimular
these rumours fed his fearsestos rumores alimentaron sus miedos
to feed the flames (lit, fig) → echar leña al fuego
6. (Sport) [+ ball] → pasar
B. VI
1. (= take food) (gen) → comer; (at breast) → mamar
to feed on sth (lit) → alimentarse de algo, comer algo (fig) → alimentarse de algo
the press feeds on intriguela prensa se alimenta de las intrigas
2. (= lead) a river that feeds into the Baltic Seaun río que desemboca en el mar Báltico
this road feeds into the motorwayesta carretera va a parar a la autopista
the money spent by consumers feeds back into industryel dinero que gastan los consumidores revierte en la industria
C. N
1. (= food) (for animal) → forraje m, pienso m
the six o'clock feed (for baby) (= breast or bottle feed) → la toma de las seis; (= baby food) → la papilla de las seis; (= ordinary food) → la comida de las seis
it's time for his feedle toca comer
to be off one's feedno tener apetito, estar desganado
see also chicken
2. (= meal) a good feeduna buena comida
3. (Tech, Comput) → alimentador m; (= tube) → tubo m de alimentación
4. (Theat) (= straight man) personaje serio en una pareja cómica; (= line) → material m (de un sketch cómico)
D. CPD feed bag Nmorral m
feed merchant Nvendedor(a) m/f de forraje or pienso
feed pipe Ntubo m de alimentación
feed back VT + ADV [+ information, results] → proporcionar, facilitar
feed in VT + ADV
1. (= insert) [+ coins, paper] → meter, introducir
2. (Comput) [+ data] → meter, introducir
feed up VT + ADV [+ person] → engordar; [+ animal] → cebar, engordar

feed

[ˈfiːd]
n
[breast-fed baby] → tétée f; [bottle-fed baby] → biberon f
to have a feed [breast-fed baby] → téter; [bottle-fed baby] → boire son biberon
(for animal)fourrage m
(for plant)engrais m
to give a plant a feed → donner de l'engrais à une plante
(on printer)mécanisme m d'alimentation
vt [fed] [ˈfɛd] (pt, pp)
[+ baby] (with milk) (= breast-feed) → allaiter (= bottle-feed) → donner le biberon à
to feed sth to sb → donner qch à manger à qn
to feed sb sth → donner qch à manger à qn
[+ horse, dog, cat] → donner à manger à
Have you fed the cat? → Est-ce que tu as donné à manger au chat?
(= provide with food) [+ family, population] → nourrir
He worked hard to feed his family → Il travaillait dur pour nourrir sa famille.
(= nourish) [+ patient] → alimenter
to be fed through a tube → être alimenté(e) par une perfusion
to feed one's drug habit → se procurer de la drogue
[+ machine] → alimenter
to feed sth into a machine → introduire qch dans une machine
to feed data into a computer → entrer des données dans un ordinateur
vi
[breast-fed baby] → téter; [bottle-fed baby] → manger
[animal] (= eat) → se nourrir (= graze) → paître
feed back
vt sep [+ results] → donner en retour
feed off
vt fus (= gain strength from) → se nourrir de
feed on
vt fus
(= eat) → se nourrir de
(= gain strength from) → se nourrir de
feed through
vi (= make its effect felt) [factor, phenomenon] → se faire ressentir
to feed through to sb/sth (= impact on) → se répercuter sur qn/qch

feed

vb: pret, ptp <fed>
n
(= meal, of animals) → Fütterung f; (of baby, inf: of person) → Mahlzeit f; (= food, of animals) → Futter nt; (inf, of person) → Essen nt; when is the baby’s next feed?wann wird das Baby wieder gefüttert?; to have a good feed (inf)tüchtig futtern (inf); he’s off his feed (hum)er hat keinen Appetit; feed additives (Chem) → Futtermitteladditive pl
(Theat) → Stichwort nt
(Tech, to machine) → Versorgung f (→ to +gen); (to furnace) → Beschickung f (→ to +gen); (to computer) → Eingabe f (→ into in +acc)
vt
(= provide food for) person, armyverpflegen; familyernähren; I have three hungry mouths to feedich habe drei hungrige Münder zu stopfen (inf); to feed oneselfsich selbst verpflegen; he feeds himself weller isst gut
(= give food to) baby, invalid, animalfüttern; plantdüngen; to (be able to) feed oneself (child)allein or ohne Hilfe essen (können); to feed something to somebody/an animaljdm etw zu essen/einem Tier etw zu fressen geben; they were fed to the lionssie wurden den Löwen zum Fraß vorgeworfen
(= supply) machineversorgen; furnacebeschicken; computerfüttern; meterGeld einwerfen in (+acc), → füttern (hum); fireunterhalten, etwas legen auf (+acc); (fig) hope, imagination, rumournähren, Nahrung geben (+dat); two rivers feed this reservoirdieses Reservoir wird von zwei Flüssen gespeist; he steals to feed his heroin habiter stiehlt, um sich mit Heroin zu versorgen; blood vessels that feed blood to the brainBlutgefäße, die das Gehirn mit Blut versorgen; to feed something into a machineetw in eine Maschine geben; to feed information (in)to a computerInformationen in einen Computer eingeben; to feed information to somebody, to feed somebody (with) informationjdn mit Informationen versorgen; to feed somebody liesjdn systematisch belügen
(Tech: = insert) → führen; to feed something along/through a tubeetw an einem Röhrchen entlang/durch ein Röhrchen führen
(Theat, fig) to feed somebody (with) the right linesjdm die richtigen Stichworte geben
vi (animal)fressen; (baby)gefüttert werden; (hum, person) → futtern (inf)

feed

:
feedback
n (Psych, Comput) → Feedback nt, → Feed-back nt, → Rückmeldung f; (Elec) → Rückkoppelung f; (fig)Reaktion f, → Feedback nt, → Feed-back nt; feed of informationRückinformation f; everyone should try to get as much feed as possible from the othersjeder sollte von den anderen möglichst viel Feedback or Feed-back bekommen; to provide more feed on somethingausführlicher über etw (acc)berichten
feedbag
n (US) → Futtersack m; to put on the feed (inf)eine Mahlzeit einlegen

feed

[fiːd] (fed (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (baby's) → pappa; (fodder) → mangime m, foraggio; (amount, portion) → razione f (fam) (meal) to have a good feedfare una bella mangiata
2. vt
a. (gen) → nutrire; (horse) → dare da mangiare a
to feed sth to sb or sb sth → dare qc da mangiare a qn
b. (fire, machine) → alimentare; (information) → fornire
to feed sth into a machine → introdurre qc in una macchina
to feed material into sth → introdurre materiale in qc
to feed information into a computer → introdurre dati in un computer
3. vi (baby, animal) → mangiare; (at breast/on bottle) → poppare
to feed on sth → nutrirsi di qc
feed back vt + adv (results) → riferire
feed in vt + adv (wire, tape) → introdurre
feed on vi + prepnutrirsi di
feed up vt + adv (person, animal) → ingrassare

feed

(fiːd) past tense, past participle fed (fed) verb
1. to give food to. He fed the child with a spoon.
2. (with on) to eat. Cows feed on grass.
noun
food especially for a baby or animals. Have you given the baby his feed?; cattle feed.
fed up
tired; bored and annoyed. I'm fed up with all this work!

feed

يُطْعِمُ krmit fodre füttern ταΐζω alimentar, dar de comer syöttää tai ruokkia nourrir hraniti nutrire 食物を与える 음식(먹이)을 주다 voeden mate nakarmić alimentar кормить mata ให้อาหาร beslemek cho ăn 喂养

feed

vt. alimentar, dar de comer; proveer materiales o asistencia.

feed

vt (pret & pp fed) alimentar (form), dar de comer; (to breastfeed) amamantar, lactar, dar el pecho, dar de mamar
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This year it was to be a plantation of sun flowers, the seeds of which cheerful land aspiring plant were to feed Aunt Cockle-top and her family of chicks.
I used to wonder, when they came in tired from the fields, their feet numb and their hands cracked and sore, how they could do all the chores so conscientiously: feed and water and bed the horses, milk the cows, and look after the pigs.
The pale faces make themselves dogs to their women," muttered the Indian, in his native language, "and when they want to eat, their warriors must lay aside the tomahawk to feed their laziness.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
And yet, her undying faith and trust, her freshremembrance, and continual devotedness towards the original of that miniature, have been the only substance for her heart to feed upon.
I -- a man of thought -- the book-worm of great libraries -- a man already in decay, having given my best years to feed the hungry dream of knowledge -- what had I to do with youth and beauty like thine own?
tis in an hour like this, with soul beat down and held to knowledge, --as wild, untutored things are forced to feed --Oh, life
For the first few days I could not feed in peace; but as I found that this terrible creature never came into the field, or did me any harm, I began to disregard it, and very soon I cared as little about the passing of a train as the cows and sheep did.
This was more cruel yet for Ona, who ought to have stayed home and nursed him, the doctor said, for her own health as well as the baby's; but Ona had to go to work, and leave him for Teta Elzbieta to feed upon the pale blue poison that was called milk at the corner grocery.
Now, John, I don't know anything about politics, but I can read my Bible; and there I see that I must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the desolate; and that Bible I mean to follow.
So, it would seem, few and fewer thoughts visit each growing man from year to year, for the grove in our minds is laid waste--sold to feed unnecessary fires of ambition, or sent to mill--and there is scarcely a twig left for them to perch on.
These piteous wrecks that are my comrades here say we have reached the bottom of the scale, the final humiliation; they say that when a horse is no longer worth the weeds and discarded rubbish they feed to him, they sell him to the bull-ring for a glass of brandy, to make sport for the people and perish for their pleasure.