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English definition of “feel”

feel

noun (UNDERSTANDING)    /fiːl/
a feel for sth (also feeling) a natural understanding or ability, especially in a subject or activity: She has a real feel for language. I tried learning the piano, but I never had much of a feel for it.Understanding and comprehending get the feel of sth (also feeling) to learn how to do something, usually a new activity: Once you get the feel of it, using a mouse is easy.Knowing and learning
(Definition of feel noun (UNDERSTANDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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