feed (up)on (someone or something)

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feed (up)on (someone or something)

Literally, to eat or consume something for sustenance. Ugh, as soon as I go outside, I feel like the mosquitos are just feeding on me!
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feed (up)on someone or something

to eat someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) They say that some Bengal tigers feed upon people. They feed on anything that moves.
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feed on

To be nourished or sustained by something. Used especially of animals: Pigs feed on corn husks.
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O'Quinn explains, "Put simply, the argument focuses on how the rhetorical effects of print media and the performative elements of sociability and theatre feed upon one another" (3).