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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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Each one of our revenue areas is designed to feed off of each other, compounding our overall growth and cash flow opportunities.
There are times where you've got guys that you can feed off of, and when they're gone then other guys have to pick up the slack,'' Butler said.
They just feed off the fat of the forest," he concludes.
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.
6, Ross says Herczeg has since taken her game to another level, allowing their teammates to feed off her leadership and work rate.
As it turns out, not one microbe but two probably work as a tag team to feed off the methane.
As more and more business-critical applications feed off databases in the enterprise, assuring data availability and application performance becomes even more critical," said Simon Hansford, vice president of client and service management at Attenda, which designs and delivers secure Microsoft and Sun infrastructure management services.
They both kind of feed off each other,'' Agoura coach Jason Rosenthal said.
263) or deep-sea communities that feed off mineral-rich hydrothermal vents.
It's already been so much fun to work with these other chefs, feed off of each other's ideas, and actually impact the finished product that will end up on store shelves.
An exotic population of parrots and parakeets native to South America and parts of Mexico is living wild and free in the San Fernando Valley, apparently escapees from captivity - or their descendants - that have learned to feed off trees and plants in back yards and parks.
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.
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.