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feed into (something)

1. Literally, to insert or input something into something, such as a machine. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "feed" and "into." I fed a dollar bill into the vending machine and contemplated my options. Have you fed the data into the machine yet?
2. To empty into another body of water, as of a river, tributary, etc.. Does this river really feed into the ocean?
3. To contribute, relate, or segue into something. Your worrying just feeds into my own anxiety about performing, so please stop talking! Paul's comment actually feeds nicely into the next part of today's lecture.
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feed something into something

to put something into something; to push a supply of something into something. I fed all the coins into the telephone and waited to be connected. I will feed every coin I have into the phone and see what it does for me. Did you feed the data into the computer?
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What Woodward failed to do was provide insightful analysis on how the Fed changed when Greenspan took over from Volcker, and whether Greenspan was purposeful or just lucky in the way he steered the Fed into a new era of transparency and economic dynamics.
The strips extruded in this manner are then fed into the profile extruder without cooling.
Rubber compound would be masticated and warmed on a two roll mill, formed into a roll or pig and fed into the extrusion barrel after swinging open the die head.
Color is fed into the weighing/blending chamber, where pellets are coated with the liquid before entering the processing machine.
Fluff and virgin pellets are fed into an RMT refeed machine mounted directly on top of the extruder throat.
Virgin material is fed into the outer compartment of the refeed machine from a virgin weight hopper that continuously monitors the extruder's use of virgin material.