transitive verb
1. (to provide food to) 
a. alimentar 
This meal is enough to feed an army!¡Esta comida es suficiente para alimentar a un ejército!
Remember to feed the dogs before you leave the house.Acuérdate de dar de comer a los perros antes de salir de la casa.
c. dar el biberón a (to bottle-feed) 
Jorge feeds the baby at 4 am.Jorge le da el biberón al bebé a las 4 am.
d. dar el pecho a (to breast-feed) 
Monica feeds her baby six times a day.Mónica le da el pecho a su bebé seis veces por día.
e. amamantar (to breast-feed) 
Silvia feeds her baby before she goes to work.Silvia amamanta a su bebé antes de salir a trabajar.
f. dar de mamar a (to breast-feed) 
He doesn't drink formula. Find his mother to feed him.No toma leche maternizada. Encuentra a su mamá para que le dé de mamar.
2. (to provide as food) 
The kids were feeding seeds to the birds.Los niños daban de comer alpiste a los pájaros.
3. (to supply) 
a. alimentar 
We need to cut the line that feeds the pump before we begin the repair.Hay que cortar la conducción que alimenta la bomba antes de comenzar a reparar.
b. echar monedas a (with coins) 
I'll be right back. I need to go feed the meter.Ahora vuelvo. Tengo que ir a echar unas monedas al parquímetro.
He was feeding information to the press about the peace talks.Proporcionaba información a la prensa sobre las conversaciones de paz.
4. (to insert) 
You need to feed the plastic slowly into the machine.Debes introducir el plástico lentamente en la máquina.
5. (to boost) 
a. alimentar 
The only reason Ben keeps you around is because you feed his ego.El único motivo por el que Ben te quiere cerca es porque alimentas su ego.
6. (sports) 
a. pasar 
He fed the ball to Johnson, who scored from the three-point line.Pasó la pelota a Johnson, que encestó desde la línea de triple.
intransitive verb
7. (to eat) 
Tigers will feed on almost any creature that they can bring down.Los tigres se alimentarán de casi cualquier criatura que puedan capturar.
b. comer 
The island population feeds mainly on seafood.La población de la isla come principalmente marisco.
8. (act of feeding) 
a. la toma (F) 
I take care of the 3 am feed so my wife can sleep.Me encargo de la toma de las 3 de la mañana para que mi esposa pueda dormir.
b. la comida (F) 
The baby goes right back to sleep after her feed.La bebé vuelve a dormirse enseguida después de su comida.
9. (food for animals) 
a. el pienso (M) (dry) 
We give our chickens only organic feed.Les damos a nuestros pollos solamente pienso orgánico.
b. el forraje (M) (vegetables) 
The feed for the horses is in the barn.El forraje para los caballos está en el granero.
10. (technology) 
The paper feed is jammed again.El alimentador de papel está atascado otra vez.
11. (telecommunications) 
a. el feed (M) 
The news came through on my feed first thing this morning.La noticia salió en mi feed a primera hora de la mañana.
1. (animal food) 
a. el pienso (M) 
2. (for baby; from breast, bottle) 
a. la toma (F) 
transitive verb
3. (give food to) 
a. alimentar, dar de comer a 
4. (baby; from breast) 
a. amamantar, dar de mamar a 
5. (from bottle) 
a. dar el biberón a 
6. (plant) 
a. echar fertilizante a 
we were well fednos dieron muy bien de comer
to feed one's familydar de comer a la familia
7. (supply) 
a. no direct translation 
to feed a firealimentar un fuego
to feed coins into a machineintroducir monedas en una máquina
to feed somebody with informationproporcionar información a alguien
intransitive verb
8. (general) 
a. alimentarse 
feed [fiːd] fed (past)
transitive verb
1 (give meal to) [+person, animal] dar de comer a; [+baby] (bottle-feed) dar el biberón a; (breastfeed) dar de mamar a; dar el pecho a; [+plant] alimentar
they fed us well at the hotel nos dieron de comer bien en el hotel; have you fed the horses? ¿has dado de comer a los caballos?
(please) do not feed the animals prohibido dar de comer a los animales
you've made enough food to feed an army has hecho comida para un regimiento
we brought along some breadcrumbs and fed the birds the sparrow was busy feeding her young you mean you were there all evening and they didn't feed you? feed plants to encourage steady growth to feed o.s.
he has just started feeding himself acaba de empezar a comer solo
(provide food for) dar de comer (a); alimentar
now there was another mouth to feed ahora había que dar de comer a una boca más; ahora había una boca más que alimentar; feeding a family can be expensive dar de comer a or alimentar a una familia puede resultar caro; it is enough to feed the population for several months es suficiente para alimentar a la población durante varios meses
there are six mouths to feed in this house supplies to feed five million people
to feed sb sth feed sth to sb dar algo (de comer) a algn
to feed sth [to] sb, to feed sb sth
you shouldn't feed him that no deberías darle eso
he fed her ice cream with a spoon he fed ice cream to her with a spoon le dio helado con una cuchara
he was feeding bread to the ducks les estaba echando pan a los patos; what do you feed your dog on? ¿qué le das (de comer) a tu perro?; they have been fed a diet of cartoons and computer games los han tenido a base de dibujos animados y juegos de ordenador
she fed him a cookie feed fish to the cat
2 (supply) suministrar
gas fed through pipelines gas suministrado a través de tuberías; the blood vessels that feed blood to the brain los vasos sanguíneos que suministran sangre al cerebro; two rivers feed this reservoir dos ríos vierten sus aguas en este embalse; he stole money to feed his drug habit robaba dinero para costear su drogadicción; to feed the (parking) meter echar or meter monedas en el parquímetro
it was so cold, he spent all evening feeding the meter don't be too long, I don't want to have to keep feeding the parking meter
3 (tell)
to feed sb sth feed sth to sb: they fed us details of troop movements in the area nos facilitaron detalles de movimientos de tropas en la zona
he was being fed false information le estaban pasando información falsa; he was surrounded by people who fed him lies estaba rodeado de gente que le llenaba la cabeza de mentiras
to feed sb a line contar or soltar una bola a algn (informal)
she spent 3 days at the power station. She knew that she was being given the run around and being fed a line just let her feed you your lines we fed him the facts She had a small camping stove in her room, fed by a cylinder of gas their sense of humor meshed perfectly,and /they fed each other lines and anecdotes all evening/ Our mother excelled at jokes. We learned early to feed her lines just to watch her speed to the draw if you'll take my advice you'll let her feed you your lines. Just remember she's the star
4 (insert)
to feed sth into sth meter or introducir algo en algo; I fed a sheet of paper into the typewriter metí or puse una hoja de papel en la máquina de escribir; to feed data into a computer meter or introducir datos en un ordenador
the weather station automatically feeds information on wind direction to the computer Graham handed her the card and she fed the names into a computer he fed the CD into the player she was feeding documents into a paper shredder
5 (fuel) [+fire, emotion, feeling] alimentar; [+imagination] estimular
these rumours fed his fears estos rumores alimentaron sus miedos
the divorce was painful, feeding her dislike of the press Common gossip, fed by newspaper reports, has it that ... the volume of fuel escaping fed a fire which no extinguisher could contain travel can really feed the mind
to feed the flames echar leña al fuego
one more snide comment was enough to feed the flames of his anger
6 (Dep) [+ball] pasar
in order to improve our game, we need the forwards to feed the backs more he constantly fed the ball back to his goalkeeper
intransitive verb
1 (take food) (gen) comer; (at breast) mamar
after a few days the caterpillars stopped feeding sometimes she's feeding for hours when a baby is thirsty, it feeds more often
to feed on sth alimentarse de algo; comer algo; alimentarse de algo; the press feeds on intrigue la prensa se alimenta de las intrigas
the drinking and the guilt fed on each other slugs feed on decaying plant and animal material
2 (lead)
a river that feeds into the Baltic Sea un río que desemboca en el mar Báltico; this road feeds into the motorway esta carretera va a parar a la autopista; the money spent by consumers feeds back into industry el dinero que gastan los consumidores revierte en la industria
guerrillas blew up /an oil pipeline/ today /which feeds into the country's biggest refinery/ The oestrogen enters the bloodstream and feeds back to the pituitary gland
1 (food) (for animal) forraje (m); pienso (m)
the six o'clock feed (for baby) (breast or bottle feed) la toma de las seis; (baby food) la papilla de las seis; (ordinary food) la comida de las seis; it's time for his feed le toca comer
she's had a really good feed hay and feed may be at a premium this winter
to be off one's feed no tener apetito; estar desganado
if a horse is off his feed it is a sign that something is wrong with his health
2 (meal)
a good feed una buena comida
we could do with a decent feed comilona $ >
3 (Téc) (Comput) alimentador (m); (tube) tubo (m) de alimentación
4 (Teat) (straight man) personaje serio en una pareja cómica; (line) material (m) de un sketch cómico; (de un sketch cómico)
feed bag (n) morral (m)
feed merchant (n) vendedoravendedora (m) (f) de forraje or pienso;a vendedora
feed pipe (n) tubo (m) de alimentación
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