English version

feed off something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfeed off something phrasal verb1 HBAEATif an animal feeds off something, it gets food from it birds that feed off the seeds from trees2 to use something to increase, become stronger, or succeedsometimes used to show disapproval fad diets that feed off our desire to be thin feed→ See Verb table
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Verb table
feed
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfeed
he, she, itfeeds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fed
he, she, ithas fed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill feed
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam feeding
he, she, itis feeding
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you, we, theyare feeding
Past
I, he, she, itwas feeding
you, we, theywere feeding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been feeding
he, she, ithas been feeding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been feeding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be feeding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been feeding
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