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feel

verb /fiːl/ ( past tense, past participle felt /felt/)
to become aware of (something) by the sense of touch
sentir
She felt his hand on her shoulder.
to find out the shape, size, texture etc of something by touching, usually with the hands
palper
She felt the parcel carefully.
to experience or be aware of (an emotion, sensation etc)
ressentir
He felt a sudden anger.
to think (oneself) to be
(se) sentir, penser de
She feels sick How does she feel about her work?
to believe or consider
avoir l’impressiom (que)
She feels that the company treated her badly.
feeler noun (in certain animals, insects etc) an organ for touching, especially one of the two thread-like parts on an insect’s head.
antenne
A butterfly has a pair of feelers on its head.
feeling noun power and ability to feel I have no feeling in my little finger. something that one feels physically a feeling of great pain. (usually in plural) something that one feels in one’s mind His angry words hurt my feelings a feeling of happiness. an impression or belief I have a feeling that the work is too hard. affection He has no feeling for her now. emotion
émotion
He spoke with great feeling.
feel as if / as though to have the sensation (physical or mental) or feeling that
avoir l’impression de
I feel as if I am going to be sick She feels as though she has known him for years.
feel like to have the feelings that one would have if one were
(se) sentir
I feel like a princess in this beautiful dress He felt like an idiot (= He felt very foolish).
to feel that one would like to (have, do etc)
avoir envie (de)
I feel like a drink Do you feel like going to the cinema?
feel one’s way to find one’s way by feeling
avancer à tâtons
I had to feel my way to the door in the dark.
get the feel of to become accustomed to
se faire à
It takes a while to get the feel of a new job.
(Definition of feel from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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