Results for: feel
feel /fil/ v. felt /flt/, feeling, feels 1 [I] to experience a sensation (warmth, cold, pain, hunger, etc.): I feel a little cold. 2 [I] to touch in order to find or learn s.t.: He felt around in his pocket for the key.||The doctor could feel that the bone was broken. 3 [I] to experience a condition: The patient feels better today.||She felt ill yesterday. 4 [I] to experience an emotion (to feel afraid, angry, happy, etc.): She felt nervous on her wedding day. 5 [I] to produce a certain sensation: Mountain air feels cool and fresh. 6 [T] to experience a need or desire: After a few days in Mexico, he felt the need to improve his Spanish. 7 [I;T] to have an opinion: He feels that smoking is bad for his health, so he quit. 8 to feel for s.o.: to have sympathy for: I really felt for Tom when his wife died. 9 to feel free: to be invited to do s.t.: My host told me, Feel free to help yourself to coffee or tea.||A businessman wrote me a letter saying Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have. 10 to feel like: to have a desire for s.t.: I feel like having some ice cream. 11 to feel like a million dollars: to feel unusually well: Having passed all of my examinations, I feel like a million dollars. 12 to feel ones way: a. to move ahead without being able to see, using ones sense of touch: I felt my way down the stairs. b. to act with great care, usu. because of a lack of knowledge or experience: The first year our store was open, we were still feeling our way. 13 phrasal v. sep. [T] to feel (s.o.) out: to try to get information, esp. from s.o., in an indirect way: I felt out his intentions in asking me for help.||I felt them out. 14 phrasal v. slang [T] to feel s.o. up: to excite s.o. sexually by touching: He felt her up in the back seat of his car. 15 phrasal v. [I] to feel up to s.t.: to be ready to do s.t. difficult or unpleasant: He feels up to cleaning out the garage today.||She is still not well and doesnt feel up to going out.
n. 1 a touch: I gave the paint a feel to see if it was still wet. 2 an understanding, a special skill: My daughter does well in math; she seems to have a real feel for numbers. 3 the sensation produced by s.t.: The feel of fine leather is smooth and soft. 4 to get the feel of s.t.: to become accustomed to: She drove around to get the feel of the new car.