feed

 /fiːd/

For the verb: "to feed"

Simple Past: fed
Past Participle: fed

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
feed [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give food to [sb])dare da mangiare a vtr
   (formale, non comune)nutrire vtr
 I need to feed the children.
 Devo dare da mangiare ai bambini.
feed [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give food to an animal)  (animale)dare da mangiare a vtr
   (animale)nutrire vtr
feed [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be a food source)rifornire, sostentare, mantenere, nutrire vtr
  dare da mangiare a vtr
 This farm feeds the entire village.
 Questa fattoria rifornisce l'intero villaggio.
feed [sth] on [sb/sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give [sth] as nourishment)nutrire vtr
 She feeds her chickens on a variety of scraps.
 Nutre i suoi polli con degli avanzi di vario tipo.
feed [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be a food source)nutrire vtr
feed [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (supply)alimentare, rifornire vtr
  fornire vtr
 L'operatore alimenta la rotativa con la carta.
 L'operatore fornisce la carta alla rotativa.
feed [sth] to [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (supply)mettere vtr
 The operator feeds paper to the printing press.
 L'operatore mette della carta nella rotativa.
feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food for animals)  (allevamento)foraggio nm
 I need to give the pigs their feed.
 Devo dare il foraggio ai maiali.
 
Additional Translations
feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal (meal)mangiare nm
  pasto nm
 I have to give the kids their feed, then we have to go to the pool.
 Devo dare ai bambini da mangiare, poi dobbiamo andare in piscina.
feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (supply mechanism)alimentazione nf
 There was a problem with the photocopier's paper feed.
 C'è stato un problema con l'alimentazione della carta della fotocopiatrice.
feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (broadcast)  (TV, radio)diretta nf
   (TV, radio)collegamento diretto nm
 The live feed from New York has stopped working, so we are going to show some commercials.
 La diretta da New York è saltata, pertanto manderemo in onda la pubblicità.
feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (breastfeeding)poppata nf
 The baby had a good feed this morning.
 Stamattina il bambino si è fatto una bella poppata.
feed on [sth] vi + prep (animal: eat)nutrirsi di v rif
  mangiare vtr
 The animals feed on grass.
 Gli animali si nutrono di erba.
 Gli animali mangiano erba.
feed on [sth] vi + prep figurative (ideas, fears)  (figurato)alimentarsi con qlcs vtr
 Panic feeds on people's fears.
 Il panico si alimenta con le paure della gente.
feed [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (gratify)  (figurato)nutrire vtr
 Art feeds the spirit.
 L'arte nutre lo spirito.
feed [sth] to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (supply)fornire, passare vtr
 L'assistente ha passato le battute all'attore.
feed [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (encourage)alimentare, sostentare vtr
 Don't say anything to feed his ego.
 Non dire niente che alimenti il suo ego.
feed [sb] [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (supply)fornire, passare vtr
 The assistant fed the actor his lines.
 L'assistente ha passato all'attore le sue battute.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
big feed scorpacciata nf
bottle-feed allattare artificialmente v
cattle feed cibo per bestiame, mangime per bestiame, mangime per animali
chicken feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food for poultry)mangime per polli nm
 They put marigolds in the chicken feed to make the chickens turn yellow.
 Per fare in modo che i polli diventino gialli si mette del tagete nel mangime per polli.
chicken feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal, figurative (money: insignificant amount)  (informale, figurato)bruscolini nmpl
   (informale, figurato)briciole nfpl
  inezia, sciocchezza nf
  nonnulla nm
 To a millionaire, ten dollars is chicken feed.
 Per un milionario, dieci dollari sono bruscolini.
data feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stream of digital information)feed di dati nm
 Data feeds are an easy way to use the web to share your information with the world.
 I feed di dati sono un modo semplice di usare il web per condividere col mondo le proprie informazioni.
feed back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (report back)esprimere la propria opinione vtr
feed back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (affect in turn)influenzare qlcs vtr
  avere una ricaduta su qlcs vtr
feed back into [sth] vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (affect in turn)influenzare qlcs vtr
  avere una ricaduta su qlcs vtr
feed into [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (help to perpetuate)alimentare, tener vivo vtr
 Too much praise really feeds into his need for constant approval from others.
 Troppi complimenti alimentano il suo bisogno di ricevere costantemente approvazioni dagli altri.
feed line segnale di comunicazione con monitor o stampante
feed off [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (thrive thanks to)trarre energia da vtr
 The band fed off the energy of the crowd.
 Il complesso traeva energia dalla folla.
feed on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (eat [sth])cibarsi di, alimentarsi di v rif
  mangiare vtr
feed on choice morsels nutrirsi di prelibatezze v
feed pump pompa di alimentazione
feed store magazzino generi alimentari
feed the fish vomitare a lato di un'imbarcazione (volg.)
feed the meter
feed the parking meter
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (insert coins)mettere i soldi nel parchimetro vtr
  pagare il parchimetro vtr
 I have to feed the parking meter so I can stay another hour.
feed [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (fatten: an animal)  (di animali)ingrassare qlcs vtr
 They would feed up their cattle before sending them for slaughter.
 Ingrassavano i capi di bestiame prima di mandarli al macello.
feed water acqua alimento
force feed [sth]
force-feed [sb]/[sb/sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(feed [sb] against their will)costringere qlcn a mangiare vtr
  alimentare qlcn a forza vtr
 Her hunger strike was cut short after they force-fed her.
 Il suo sciopero della fame fu interrotto dopo che la costrinsero a mangiare.
force feed [sth] [sth]
force-feed [sb]/[sth] [sb/sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(feed [sb] against their will)costringere qlcn a mangiare vtr
  alimentare qlcn a forza vtr
force-feed [sth] to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (impose: [sth] on [sb])  (figurato)costringere qlcn a fare qlcs vtr
full-feed con un full-feed (IT)
gravity feed alimentazione a gravità
hand-feed dare cibo con le mani
horse feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food intended for horses)mangime per cavalli nm
mouth to feed
hungry mouth to feed
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (dependent: family member)  (figurato)bocca, bocca da sfamare nf
 I have five mouths to feed.
 Ho cinque bocche da sfamare.
mouths to feed nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (family members, dependents)  (idiomatico)bocche da sfamare nfpl
 Six children? That's a lot of mouths to feed!
 Sei figli? Davvero tante bocche da sfamare!
poultry feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food for fowl)  (informale)mangime per polli nm
   (tecnico, formale)mangime avicolo nm
RSS feed nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. abbreviation (internet: subscription service)  (Internet)feed, feed RSS nm
spoon-feed [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give food by spoon)imboccare vtr
  dare il cibo con il cucchiaio vtr
spoon-feed [sb] [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (give [sb] food by spoon)imboccare vtr
  dare qlcs a qlcn con il cucchiaio vtr
spoon-feed [sth] to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (food: give by spoon)imboccare vtr
  dare qlcs a qlcn con il cucchiaio vtr
spoon-feed [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (give [sb] facts, deny independent thought)  (figurato)imbeccare vtr
spoon-feed [sb] [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (give [sb] facts, deny independent thought)  (figurato)imbeccare vtr
spoon-feed [sth] to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (give [sb] facts, deny independent thought)  (figurato)imbeccare vtr
to feed with grass dar da mangiare erba v
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