Basic+ Word of the Day: feel

feel (verb) past tense: felt LISTEN

"I'm feeling sad."

If you feel something, it means that you know that something is on your body.

  • I felt her hand on my back.

If you feel something, it can also mean that you put your hands or fingers on something. You usually do this to know something about it, for example if it’s hot or cold.

  • Feel my head. Is it hot?

We can use feel to describe how we are.

  • I feel sick.
  • I’m feeling happy.

Feel can also have the same meaning as think.

  • How do you feel about your new boss? (=What do you think about your new boss?)
  • I feel like you don’t like me. (=I think you don’t like me.)

If you feel like something, it can also mean that you want to have it or to do it.

  • I feel like pizza for dinner.

In pop culture

Do you know the song “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone? It’s about feeling happy. In the song, she talks about some different animals. How many can you hear? (The words are under the video.)

There are other meanings of feel.

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