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Dictionary definition for: Feel

1. (n) an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it''s easy when you get the feel of it"

2. (v) undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

3. (n) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"

4. (v) come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn''t like me" "I find him to be obnoxious" "I found the movie rather entertaining"

5. (n) a property perceived by touch

6. (v) perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind" "She felt an object brushing her arm" "He felt his flesh crawl" "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

7. (v) seem with respect to a given sensation given; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today" "She felt tired after the long hike"

8. (n) manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

9. (v) have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone''s behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant" "You make me feel naked" "I made the students feel different about themselves"

10. (v) undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation" "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet" "she felt his contempt of her"

11. (v) be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky" "The sheets feel soft"

12. (v) grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"

13. (v) examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!" "The customer fingered the sweater"

14. (v) examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient''s stomach" "The runner felt her pulse"

15. (v) find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"

16. (v) produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"

17. (v) pass one''s hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"

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