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 feel feel

noun

  • ( ) an intuitive awareness  ( feel )
    an intuitive awareness
     he has a feel for animals
    he has a feel for animals
     it's easy when you get the feel of it
    it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • ( ) a property perceived by touch  ( feel, tactile property )
    a property perceived by touch
  • ( ) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people  ( feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone )
    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
     the feel of the city excited him
    the feel of the city excited him
     a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
     it had the smell of treason
    it had the smell of treason
  • manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure  ( feel )
    manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
     the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel
    the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel
  • verb

  • ( ) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind  ( experience, feel )
    undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
     She felt resentful
    She felt resentful
     He felt regret
    He felt regret
  • ( ) come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds  ( feel, find )
    come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
     I feel that he doesn't like me
    I feel that he doesn't like me
     I find him to be obnoxious
    I find him to be obnoxious
     I found the movie rather entertaining
    I found the movie rather entertaining
  • ( ) perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles  ( feel, sense )
    perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
     He felt the wind
    He felt the wind
     She felt an object brushing her arm
    She felt an object brushing her arm
     He felt his flesh crawl
    He felt his flesh crawl
     She felt the heat when she got out of the car
    She felt the heat when she got out of the car
  • ( ) be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state  ( feel )
    be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
     My cold is gone--I feel fine today
    My cold is gone--I feel fine today
     She felt tired after the long hike
    She felt tired after the long hike
     She felt sad after her loss
    She felt sad after her loss
  • ( ) have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude  ( feel )
    have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude
     She felt small and insignificant
    She felt small and insignificant
     You make me feel naked
    You make me feel naked
     I made the students feel different about themselves
    I made the students feel different about themselves
  • ( ) undergo passive experience of  ( feel )
    undergo passive experience of
     We felt the effects of inflation
    We felt the effects of inflation
     her fingers felt their way through the string quartet
    her fingers felt their way through the string quartet
     she felt his contempt of her
    she felt his contempt of her
  • ( ) be felt or perceived in a certain way  ( feel )
    be felt or perceived in a certain way
     The ground feels shaky
    The ground feels shaky
     The sheets feel soft
    The sheets feel soft
  • ( ) grope or feel in search of something  ( feel )
    grope or feel in search of something
     He felt for his wallet
    He felt for his wallet
  • ( ) examine by touch  ( feel, finger )
    examine by touch
     Feel this soft cloth!
    Feel this soft cloth!
     The customer fingered the sweater
    The customer fingered the sweater
  • ( ) examine (a body part) by palpation  ( feel, palpate )
    examine (a body part) by palpation
     The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
    The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
     The runner felt her pulse
    The runner felt her pulse
  • ( ) find by testing or cautious exploration  ( feel )
    find by testing or cautious exploration
     He felt his way around the dark room
    He felt his way around the dark room
  • pass one's hands over the sexual organs of  ( feel )
    pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
     He felt the girl in the movie theater
    He felt the girl in the movie theater
  • produce a certain impression  ( feel )
    produce a certain impression
     It feels nice to be home again
    It feels nice to be home again


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