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feed
  • noun
    An act of giving food, especially to animals or a baby, or of having food given to one. (I've just given the horse her feed)
    A device or conduit for supplying material to a machine. (the plotter has a continuous paper feed)
    A line or prompt given to an actor on stage.
    verb
    Give food to. (the raiders fed the guard dog to keep it quiet)
    Supply (a machine) with material, power, or other things necessary for its operation. (the programs are fed into the computer)
    Supply water to (a body of water) (the pond is fed by a small stream)
    Insert further coins into (a meter) to extend the time for which it operates.
    Supply (someone) with (information, ideas, etc.) (I think he is feeding his old employer commercial secrets)
    Prompt (an actor) with (a line) (you were still in the wings feeding Micky his lines)
    (in ball games) pass (the ball) to a player. (he took the ball and fed Salley)
    Distribute (a broadcast) to local television or radio stations via satellite or network. (programs that the national networks feed to local stations)
    Cause to move gradually and steadily, typically through a confined space. (make holes through which to feed the cables)

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