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alimentar feed
alimentar nourish
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feed vtr (give food to)  (dar comida para)alimentar vt
 I need to feed the children.
 Eu preciso alimentar as crianças.
feed vtr (continually gives)  (dar continuamente)alimentar vt
 The operator feeds paper to the printing press.
feed vi (animals: eat)alimentar v int
 The animals feed on corn.
feed vtr figurative (put coins in)  (fig, colocar moedas)alimentar vt
 I have to feed the parking meter so I can stay another hour.
feed vtr figurative (give support to)  (dar apoio)alimentar vt
 Don't say anything to feed his ego.
alimentary adj (relating to food)alimentar adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
alimentary adj (relating to digestion)alimentar adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
fuel vtr figurative (add energy to)alimentar vt
fuel vtr (argument, debate)alimentar vt
  pôr fogo em loc vt
nurture vtr (plants, animals)  (plantas, animais)alimentar vt
feed vtr (gratify)  (gratificar)alimentar, deleitar vt
 Art feeds the spirit.
nurse vtr (give milk to baby)  (dar leite ao bebê)amamentar vt
  nutrir, alimentar vt
 The mother nursed the baby till he was six months old.
stoke vtr (fire: stir up)  (fogo)alimentar, atiçar vt
nourish vtr (physically: give food to)alimentar, nutrir, alentar vt
harbor vtr (emotion: carry, feel)  (emoções, pensamentos)alimentar, nutrir, abrigar vt
bolus n (chewed lump of food)  (massa de comida mastigada)bolo alimentar loc sm
break bread v figurative (eat a meal)alimentar, comer vt
 Good friends enjoy breaking bread together.
food chain n (hierarchy of organisms)  (sequência de seres vivos que se alimentam uns dos outros)cadeia alimentar loc sf
 Plankton are at the bottom of the marine food chain.
food colouring
US: food coloring
n
(substance used to dye food)  (substância adicionada ao alimento )corante alimentar loc sf
 Cookies often get their colours from food colouring.
 Beet juice is a natural red food coloring.
live on vtr (use for money)  (dinheiro, bens)viver de vt
  alimentar-se de, manter-se vp
 My mother gives me a monthly allowance but it's not enough to live on.
eating disorder n (psychological problem with food)distúrbio alimentar loc sm
  transtorno alimentar loc sm
 Anorexia is a well-known eating disorder.
feed into vtr phrasal insep (help to perpetuate)  (fig, ajudar a perpetuar)sustentar, alimentar vt
  manter vt
 Too much praise really feeds into his need for constant approval from others.
feed off vtr phrasal insep figurative (thrive thanks to)alimentar-se de vp
 The band fed off the energy of the crowd.
food poisoning n (illness from contaminated food)intoxicação alimentar loc sf
 By the look of that cafe, we'll all have food poisoning by the end of the night.
 She wondered if the vomiting was from food poisioning or from the flu.
food bank n (charitable organization that donates food)  (organização que doa alimento)banco alimentar loc sm
food groups npl (nutritional categories)  (categorias nutricionais)grupo alimentar loc sm
  pirâmide alimentar loc sf
 The ideal meal includes all of the food groups.
food hygiene n (healthy handling of food )  (manipulação e higiene de alimentos)higiene alimentar loc sf
food safety n (hygienic food storage and preparation)segurança alimentar loc sf
fuel vtr figurative (give steady source)abastecer, alimentar vt
feed on alimentar-se de
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