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What Does "Feed Off" Mean?

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"Feed off" is an English idiom. It means "to gain strength, energy, or sustenance from something."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "feed off" used in a sentence:
  • He feeds off the energy of the crowd when performing.
  • These parasites feed off the nutrients in our blood.
  • Negative people can feed off your insecurities.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Feed Off" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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