Definitions starting with F

ID #3649

feel

v. Also feel like 1. [cf. OED, to feel like (doing something); to feel like it.(colloq.) idem] to have an inclination (absolute): You can do this when you feel like (COB). They just have as many children as they feel (COB). (Black)

2. [cf. OED feel to entertain (a conviction); perhaps influenced by the interchangeability of feel and feel like in def. 1] to believe: They feel like the other fellow mussy'll kill 'em (Eleu). (Black)

feel for(doing) something [cf. FEEL TO DO and FOR; also cf. HAVE FEELING FOR] phr. to have an inclination for something or to do something: The landlord feels for a raise in the rent (COB). <Black)\

feel somebody [Krio idem (Hancock p.c.); cf. OED feel to be emotionally affected by (an event or state of things)] phr. to miss (a person); to grieve for someone: 1918 Mrs. Nancy do like she crying and feeling him [her dead husband] (Parsons 88). (Black)

feel to do [Car.; OED idem colloq. or vulgar; US dial. idem ADD] phr. to feel inclined (to do something): I feel to go there right now (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: phrase, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-27 20:28
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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