Translation of "feed" - English-Traditional 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. 鄰居不在家時,我經常替她餵貓。
Let's feed the kids first and have our dinner after. 我們先餵飽孩子,然後再吃飯吧。
[ + two objects ] Do you feed your chickens corn? 你給雞餵玉米嗎?
If you feed your dog on biscuits, it's not surprising he's so fat. 如果你是用蛋糕和餅乾餵狗,牠長這麼肥就不奇怪了。
The kids love feeding bread to the ducks. 那些孩子喜歡給鴨子餵麵包。

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. 感謝老天,寶寶現在每晚只吃一次奶。
Most babies can feed themselves by the time they're a year old. 多數嬰兒到一歲的時候就可以自己吃東西了。

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

This amount of pasta won't feed ten people. 這些義大利麵不夠十個人吃。

[ 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. 如果優先發展農業,這個國家很容易就能實現自給自足。
Feed the world/starving. 養活全世界/飢餓的人。

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

Don't forget to feed the tomatoes. 別忘了為番茄施肥。

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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. 蔬菜從這頭放進機器裡。
The images are fed over satellite networks to broadcasters throughout the world. 圖像透過衛星網路傳送給全世界的廣播公司。
[ + two objects ] A member of staff had been feeding the newspaper information/feeding information to the newspaper. 公主的一名工作人員過去一直向這家報社提供消息。
Several small streams feed into (= join) the river near here. 幾條小溪在附近匯流注入該河。

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

Remember to feed the fire while I'm out. 我不在時記得給火添柴。


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. 寶寶一小時前剛餵過一次,所以她不可能是餓了。

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

cattle/animal feed 牛/動物飼料
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 汽車的供油管道
the printer's paper feed 印表機的進紙裝置

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