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feel

verb  /fil/ ( past tense and past participle felt  /felt/) us  

feel verb (EXPERIENCE)

to experience or be aware of something emotional or physical: [L] "How are you feeling?" "Oh, I don’t feel very good." [L] She said she didn’t want anyone to feel sorry for her. [L] I feel comfortable with you, Nick. [L] He felt compelled to report the incident. [T] When the anesthesia wore off, I felt a lot of pain.

feel verb (TOUCH)

[I/T] to touch, esp. with the fingers, in order to examine something: [T] Feel the softness of the baby’s skin. [I] She felt around (= searched with her hands) for the light switch.

feel verb (HAVE OPINION)

[T] to have as an opinion or belief: [+ (that) clause] I feel (that) I should be doing more to help her.

feel

noun [U]  /fil/ us  

feel noun [U] (UNDERSTANDING)

( also feeling,  /ˈfi·lɪŋ/) an understanding or natural ability: Marcia has a good feel for this kind of work.

feel noun [U] (TOUCH)

the way that something feels: I love the feel of silk against my skin.
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