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    feed onto sth

    to feed into sth - what does it mean?

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    Re: feed onto sth

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    to feed into sth - what does it mean?
    Your title has 'onto' and your question has 'into', Magdalena.

    More context would be helpful in determining the meaning.

    One example:

    This conveyor belt feeds onto that conveyor belt over there.

    This conveyor belt feed the crushed rock into the roller mills where the rock is pulverized and mixed with water to form a slurry.

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    Re: feed onto sth

    I don't remember the exact context but it had more abstract meaning, and with 'into'. I'll ask when I come across it again :) Thanks! Magda

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    Re: feed onto sth

    Hi Magdalena,

    There are a few examples:

    feed something into something

    Figures are fed into the computer, which then predicts the likely profit.

    feed something into/through something

    A tube was fed down the patient's throat into her stomach.

    feed something into something

    She fed her last two coins into the machine for a cup of coffee.

    Regards.


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    Re: feed onto sth

    Did you perhaps meet "feed on something"?

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    Re: feed onto sth

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    I don't remember the exact context but it had more abstract meaning, and with 'into'. I'll ask when I come across it again :) Thanks! Magda
    Here are two abstract examples that I found, Magda, from feeding in "we feed into each other" into an exact phrase google.

    Wow, that was a mouthful of prepositions!

    We feed into each other's programmes. It seems obvious, but it doesn't happen in a lot of companies. I get pleasure out of that synergy. ...

    We feed into each other’s lives and hopefully we’re making each other better. The reality of it is that my sphere of influence also includes my waitress at ...

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    Re: feed onto sth

    Thanks!

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