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English definition of “feel”

feel

verb [I or T]
 
 
/fiːl/
to experience something physical or emotional: Steve's not feeling well so he's not in the office today. We want our employees to feel good about coming to work. In some companies, workers feel pressure to work long hours. How would you feel about speaking at the conference?
to have a particular opinion: feel (that) I feel that it's time to make some changes.feel certain (that) I feel certain I'm right.
feel free if someone tells you to feel free to do something, they mean that you can do it if you want to: feel free to do sth Feel free to email or call if you need more details.
feel the pinch to have problems with money because the things you need are too expensive or because your income has been reduced : As oil prices rise, manufacturers are starting to feel the pinch.
feel strongly about sth to have a strong opinion about something: The logo is not something we feel strongly about.
(Definition of feel verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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