English version

feed on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfeed on something phrasal verb1 HBAEATif an animal feeds on a particular food, it usually eats that food Owls feed on mice and other small animals.2 INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCif a feeling or process feeds on something, it becomes stronger because of it Prejudice feeds on ignorance. feed→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
feed on Everything was feeding on everything else.The hummingbird which feeds on it must therefore visit many plants, one after another.When in the nineteenth century naturalists first examined it, they were mystified as to how any animal could feed on it.A robin was still feeding on the few remaining black cherries; the chokecherries are long picked off.Some species of birds have developed the ability to distinguish between model and mimic and will feed on the imposters.
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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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