Phrasal Verbs with 'Feed'

Feed off

Eat a food as part of an animals diet

Example: The gecko FEEDS OFF mosquitoes and other insects.

Feed off

Use something to your advantage

Example: He FEEDS OFF people's fear of crime to get them to support his proposals.

Feed on

Grow stronger

Example: The opposition party's FEEDING ON the government's weaknesses.

Feed on

Consume in an animal's diet

Example: The bats FEED ON insects.

Feed on

Give someone a particular food

Example: He FEEDS his cat ON dry food.

Feed up

Give someone a lot of food to restore their health, make them bigger, etc

Example: She's been ill for a fortnight so we're FEEDING her UP.