Definition of Feed on

1. Verb. Be sustained by. "He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"

Exact synonyms: Feed Upon
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fulfil, Fulfill, Meet, Satisfy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feed On

feed a cold, starve a fever
feed back
feed bag
feed bunk
feed dog
feed dogs
feed drive
feed grain
feed grains
feed horn
feed horns
feed in
feed into
feed off
feed on (current term)
feed out of
feed the dragon
feed the meter
feed the troll
feed upon
feed zone
feed zones
feedback activation
feedback circuit
feedback control
feedback inhibition
feedback loop

Literary usage of Feed on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... under some abnormal circumstances, exude a sugary secretion which insects would eagerly feed on.1 WT THISELTON DYER NOTES WE have to record still ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... mock the meat they feed on," §o jealousy mocks its victim by loving ana loathing it at the name time. Green in my Kye. Do you »et any green in the while ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"This referres (fief not to the stature of their bodies ; but to the fare they commonly feed on and much delight in. 1785. GROSE, Vulg. ..."

4. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1852)
"... feed on the same trees on which tha toucan feeds, and every species of this family of enormous bill, lays its eggs in the hollow trees. ..."

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