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feed

verb
 
 
/fiːd/ (fed, fed)
[T] to give food to a person, group, or animal: These microwave meals feed two people. If agriculture were given priority, the country would soon be able to feed itself.
[I] to eat something: feed on sth The beef cattle feed on grass and soya meal.
[I or T] to supply something to a person or thing, or put something into a machine or system, especially in a regular or continuous way: Air is carried through a series of pipes to feed the furnace.feed sth to sb/sth The new system feeds daily updates to sales teams.feed sth into sth The data is fed into a computer and analysed.feed into sth A rise in oil prices will feed into the economy and cause general inflation.
(Definition of feed verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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