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feel

verb /fiːl/ ( past tense, past participle felt /felt/)
to become aware of (something) by the sense of touch
fühlen
She felt his hand on her shoulder.
to find out the shape, size, texture etc of something by touching, usually with the hands
befühlen
She felt the parcel carefully.
to experience or be aware of (an emotion, sensation etc)
spüren
He felt a sudden anger.
to think (oneself) to be
fühlen
She feels sick How does she feel about her work?
to believe or consider
glauben
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.
der Fühler
A butterfly has a pair of feelers on its head.
feeling noun power and ability to feel
das Gefühl
I have no feeling in my little finger.
something that one feels physically
das Gefühl
a feeling of great pain.
(usually in plural) something that one feels in one’s mind
das Gefühl
His angry words hurt my feelings a feeling of happiness.
an impression or belief
das Gefühl
I have a feeling that the work is too hard.
affection
das Gefühl
He has no feeling for her now.
emotion
das Gefühl
He spoke with great feeling.
feel as if / as though to have the sensation (physical or mental) or feeling that
das Gefühl haben, als ob
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
sich fühlen wie
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)
Lust haben auf/zu
I feel like a drink Do you feel like going to the cinema?
feel one’s way to find one’s way by feeling
(sich) tasten
I had to feel my way to the door in the dark.
get the feel of to become accustomed to
ein Gefühl bekommen für
It takes a while to get the feel of a new job.
(Definition of feel from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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