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Verb
To examine through the sense of touch
“The shop assistant encouraged her to feel the superior fabric of the handbag in hopes that she would purchase it.”
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To be aware of through touching or being touched
“He would feel a tap on his shoulder, and it turned out to be his mother who had been looking for him all day.”
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(general or positive) To experience an emotion or sensation
“The joy of having a loyal pet dog is something that everyone should feel in their lives.”
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(negative) To experience an emotion or sensation
“I hope you never have to feel the pain of having your heart broken.”
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To move without the benefit of perfect vision
“The power was cut off in the middle of the night, and I would feel my way towards the cabinet where the candles were.”
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To touch with the purpose of ascertaining the degree of something
“Could you take the cake out of the oven and feel it to see if it's fully cooked?”
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To hold an opinion
“I feel that the president should not be spending so much time on social media.”
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(with clause) To believe without reason
“I feel that this earth might actually be flat.”
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To give the impression of being
“The naughty kid told us to skip class and it would feel like a good idea at the time.”
Noun
(mass noun) The sense of touch
“You can tell if a tomato is ripe by feel.”
Noun
(usually in singular) The sensation given by something when touched
“The feel of the exquisite silk dress was soft and smooth when she ran her hands across it.”
Noun
The mood in a given environment
“The chic furniture and subtle lighting has given this bar a very luxuriant feel.”
Noun
An intuitive skill or ability
“Michael Jordan had a real feel for the game of basketball that could never be taught.”
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