Translation of "feed" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (GIVE FOOD) 给予食物 uk us /fiːd/ (fed)

[ 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 cakes and 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。

[ 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 were given 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。

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