- "the feel of the city excited him"
- "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
an intuitive awareness
- "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it"
undergo an emotional sensation
- "He felt regret"
- "She felt resentful"
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
- "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
- "He felt his flesh crawl"
- "She felt an object brushing her arm"
- "He felt the wind"
seem with respect to the sensation given; of physical states, indicating as health, etc.: "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"
- "She felt tired after the long hike"
have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude
- "I made the students feel different about themselves"
- "You make me feel naked"
- "She felt small and insignificant"
undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"
- "she felt his contempt of her"
- "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"
be felt or perceived in a certain way
- "The sheets feel soft"
- "The ground feels shaky"
grope or feel in search of something
- "He felt for his wallet"
examine by touch
- "Feel this soft cloth!"
find by testing or cautious exploration
- "He felt his way around the dark room"
produce a certain impression
- "It feels nice to be home again"
pass one's hands over the sexual organs of (slang)
- "He felt the girl in the movie theater"