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feel

verb (EXPERIENCE)    /fiːl/ (felt, felt)
A1 [L or T] to experience something physical or emotional: "How are you feeling?" "Not too bad, but I've still got a slight headache." How would you feel about moving to a different city? He's still feeling a bit weak after his operation. My eyes feel really sore. I never feel safe when I'm being driven by Richard. Never in her life had she felt so happy. My suitcase began to feel really heavy after a while. I felt (= thought that I was) a complete idiot/such a fool. She felt his hot breath on her neck. [+ obj + -ing verb ] I could feel the sweat trickling down my back. By midday, we were really feeling (= suffering from) the heat.Experiencing and suffering feel like sth B1 to have a wish for something, or to want to do something, at a particular moment: I feel like (going for) a swim. I feel like (having) a nice cool glass of lemonade. "Are you coming to aerobics?" "No, I don't feel like it today."Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness [+ -ing verb] to want to do something that you do not do: He was so rude I felt like slapping his face.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness feel the cold to get cold quicker and more often than most people: As you get older, you tend to feel the cold more.ColdSnow and ice not feel a thing informal to not feel any pain: "Did it hurt?" "Not at all - I didn't feel a thing."Experiencing and sufferingPain and painful Grammar:Fell or felt?Fell is the past simple of the verb fall:See more
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