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feed off (of) something

to eat something in particular customarily. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) This creature feeds off fallen fruit. Mosquitoes seem to want to feed off of me!
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feed off

v.
To be nourished, sustained, or fueled by something: The microbes feed off the decaying seaweed. The politicians are feeding off of the public's fear.
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When the offense sees that, we try to feed off that.
The artists will feed off each other's spontaneous energy and impulses as if they were in the same room," said Tom Cook, president of Cakewalk Music Software.
And Aldrete, who's managing a full-season team for the first time in his career and still makes some rookie-manager mistakes, seems to feed off his players.
These spores feed off the bacteria and form the web-like mycelium that makes the developing mold colonies extremely difficult to remove without damaging the coil surfaces.
Junior running back Spencer Rodney (1,225 yards, 12 touchdowns) and sophomore quarterback Nicholas Gutierrez (997 yards) feed off that confidence to pull off another shocker.
amp;uot;Artists and audiences feed off of his uncontainable enthusiasm.
Lima feeds off the crowd, and his teammates often feed off him.
I don't know which came first, but as one groups turns policy towards making education competition-based and consumer-based, and the other is offering services and specilized products to those consumers -- obviously they feed off one another.
The outer shells of manganese oxide are not impenetrable and thus may allow bacteria to feed off of the carbon, which it needs to grow, Sunda suggests.
Even competitors Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott's Berry Farm feed off Disneyland's draw, as out-of-town visitors plan multiple park trips.
On the one hand, they feed off the most established sports of football, basketball and others such as volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, table tennis, etc - as opportunities will do for emerging, more 'westernised' sports, for example motor racing, tennis, golf and sailing.