feed into

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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Optional hoppers available for simultaneous feeding of other scrap or manual hand-feed directly into cutting chamber, or by robotic feed into an auger trough-mounted hopper.
Optional hoppers available for simultaneous feeding of other scrap by manual hand-feed directly into cutting chamber or by robotic feed into an auger trough-mounted hopper.
Rotocage lumpbreaker, consisting of one or two variable-speed, cylindrical squirrel cages rotating in a metal housing, breaks up feed into finely divided solid particles.