Definitions starting with F

ID #3649


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

Related entries:

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

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.

Start comment!