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Meaning of “feed” - Learner’s Dictionary

feed

verb     /fiːd/ ( past tense and past participle fed)
GIVE FOOD [T] B1 to give food to a person, group, or animal: I fed Simone's cat while she was away. Let's feed the children first, and then have our dinner.Giving food to people and animalsAnimal foodEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
EAT FOOD [I] If an animal or a baby feeds, it eats: The caterpillars feed on cabbage leaves.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
SUPPLY [T] to supply something such as information to a person or a machine, especially in a regular or continuous way: We fed them false information about our plans. Nicola fed the pages into the photocopier. →  See also breast-feed Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of feed verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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