Translation of "feed" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /fiːd/ us /fiːd/ fed, fed

feed verb (GIVE FOOD)

B1 [ T ] to give food to a person, group, or animal

I usually feed the neighbour's cat while she's away. 邻居不在家时,我经常替她喂猫。
Let's feed the kids first and have our dinner after. 咱们先喂饱孩子,然后自己再吃饭吧。
[ + two objects ] Do you feed your chickens corn? 你给鸡喂玉米吗?
If you feed your dog on biscuits, it's not surprising he's so fat. 如果你是用蛋糕和饼干喂狗,它长这么肥就不奇怪了。
The kids love feeding bread to the ducks. 孩子们喜欢给鸭子喂面包。

C1 [ I or T ] If a baby or animal feeds, it eats or drinks milk.

The baby only feeds once a night at the moment, thank goodness. 感谢老天,宝宝现在每晚只吃一次奶了。
Most babies can feed themselves by the time they're a year old. 多数婴儿到1岁的时候就可以自己吃东西了。

[ T ] to be enough food for a group of people or animals

This amount of pasta won't feed ten people. 这些意大利面不够10个人吃。

[ T ] to produce or supply enough food for someone or something

If agriculture was more of a priority, the country would easily be able to feed itself. 如果优先发展农业,这个国家很容易就会实现自给自足。
Feed the world/starving. 养活全世界/饥饿的人。

[ T ] to give a plant substances that will help it grow

Don't forget to feed the tomatoes. 别忘了给西红柿施肥。

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feed verb (PUT)

C1 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to supply something to a person or thing, or put something into a machine or system, especially in a regular or continuous way

The vegetables are fed into the machine at this end. 蔬菜从这头放进机器里。
The images are fed over satellite networks to broadcasters throughout the world. 图像通过卫星网络传送给全世界的广播公司。
[ + two objects ] A member of staff had been feeding the newspaper information/feeding information to the newspaper. 公主的一名工作人员过去一直向这家报社提供消息。
Several small streams feed into (= join) the river near here. 几条小溪在附近汇流注入该河。

[ T ] to put fuel on or inside something that burns, to keep it burning

Remember to feed the fire while I'm out. 我不在时记得给火添柴。


uk /fiːd/ us /fiːd/

feed noun (FOOD)

[ C ] UK US feeding an occasion when a baby has something to eat or drink

The baby had a feed an hour ago, so she can't be hungry. 宝宝一小时前刚喂过一次,所以她不可能是饿了。

[ U ] food eaten by animals that are not kept as pets

cattle/animal feed 牛/动物饲料
See also

[ C ] old-fashioned a large meal


feed noun (MACHINE PART)

[ C ] the part of a machine through which it is supplied with fuel or with something else that it needs

the car's oil feed 汽车的供油管路
the printer's paper feed 打印机的进纸装置

(Translation of “feed” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)