feel for something Definition
verb felt, feeling
- 1. To become aware of something through the sense of touch.
tr & intr
2. To have a physical or emotional sensation of something; to sense.
tr & intr
3. To find out or investigate with the hands, etc.
- Thesaurus: handle, touch, hold, caress, finger, explore, stroke, fondle, grip, clutch, clasp, grope.
4. To have (an emotion).
tr & intr
5. To react emotionally to something or be emotionally affected by something.
- Example: feels the loss very deeply
- Thesaurus: experience, go through, undergo, sense, perceive, be aware of.
6. To give the impression of being (soft, hard, rough, etc) when touched.
7. To be or seem (well, ill, happy, etc).
- Thesaurus: be perceived as, seem, appear.
- Example: She feels that this is a good idea
- Thesaurus: believe, sense, know, think, reckon, deem, have a hunch, judge.
- Example: feel a fool
- 1. A sensation or impression produced by touching.
- Thesaurus: feeling, texture, touch.
3. An act of feeling with the fingers, etc.
4. An instinct, touch or knack.
- Thesaurus: feeling, sense, touch, gift, knack, instinct.
- To feel as well as normal.
- Example: felt herself again after a good sleep
- To get used to a new situation, job etc.
- To make one's way cautiously.
- To become familiar with it or used to it.
- Have a natural ability for or understanding of (an activity, etc).
Phrasal Verb: feel around for something
- To search for it with the fingers, etc.
- To have sympathy or compassion for them.
- To try to find it by feeling.
- To seem to oneself to be like something, to perceive oneself as something.
- Example: feel like an idiot
- Example: feel like a fool
- Example: feel like a walk
- Example: I feel like going to the cinema tonight
- To move one's hands over their sexual organs.
- To feel fit enough for it.
- Example: I don't feel up to a late night out