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feel (like) (oneself)

To feel as one normally does, physically or emotionally. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again after my bout with the flu. Marcy has been struggling with depression lately—I hope she feels herself again soon.
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feel like

1. To have the urge or desire to do something. Where do you feel like going to dinner?
2. To feel the urge or desire to have something. I just feel like a burger and fries, nothing fancy.
3. To feel as one usually does. In this usage, "like" is followed by a reflexive pronoun. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again, after battling that cold for weeks.
4. To have a particular sensation or tactile experience. What does it feel like to win in your home town? It feels like leather, but it's synthetic. I've always wondered what weightlessness feels like.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

feel like someone or something

to have the feel of someone or something; to seem to be someone or something according to feel or touch. Whoever this is feels like Tom. Sort of soft and pudgy. This thing feels like a rubber hose, not a hot dog.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

feel like

Have an inclination or desire for, as in I feel like going out tonight, or Do you feel like steak for dinner? [Colloquial; early 1800s]
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feel like oneself

1. Also, feel oneself. Sense oneself as being in a normal state of health or spirits. For example, I'm finally over the flu and feel like myself again, or He doesn't know what's wrong but he doesn't feel himself. The antonym is not feel oneself, that is, "feel unwell." [Mid-1800s] Also see feel up to.
2. feel like new. Also, feel like a new person. Have a renewed sense of well-being, especially after something has happened, such as recovery from illness or receiving good news. For example, The surgery went very well, and he now feels like new, or I am so relieved at the news, I feel like a new person.
3. feel like a million. Be in the best of health or good spirits. For example, After winning that prize I feel like a million. The million alludes to a million dollars. Also see look like a million dollars; on top of the world.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

feel like

v.
1. To desire to do something: We all got bored and felt like leaving. I feel like ordering a cup of coffee.
2. To desire to have something: I feel like a cup of coffee.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

feel like (oneself)

To sense oneself as being in one's normal state of health or spirits: I just don't feel like myself today.
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feel like

Informal
To have an inclination or desire for: felt like going for a walk.
See also: feel, like
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Even when thou art gentle towards them, they still feel themselves despised by thee; and they repay thy beneficence with secret maleficence.
In thy presence they feel themselves small, and their baseness gleameth and gloweth against thee in invisible vengeance.
Palmer's side that constant and friendly good humour could do, to make them feel themselves welcome.
Pierre was one of those who are only strong when they feel themselves quite innocent, and since that day when he was overpowered by a feeling of desire while stooping over the snuffbox at Anna Pavlovna's, an unacknowledged sense of the guilt of that desire paralyzed his will.
"Often businessmen feel themselves unprotected from groundless business regulations.
"Russia is doing a lot for Tajik citizens and their families staying in Russia to have good conditions for life, education, labor and feel themselves safe and comfortable.
The IGP revealed that KP police was heading towards a fair and transparent system where the general public will feel themselves much more safe and secure added to achieve this goal police would be linked with the general public through latest electronic policing system.
"We should acknowledge there are many people in our State that feel themselves to be both British and Irish."
For this purpose, revamping of government departments had already been started which would soon give positive results, he said and added that when people's problem would be solved, they feel themselves as part of the government.
'We also stand by the families of our martyred colleagues ensuring that they may never feel themselves to be alone or isolated, ' he said assuring the heirs of his departed colleagues that the entire police force was with them.
He said Khichhi and Hazara communities are also siding with the PML-N in the port city saying they would feel themselves safer when Nawaz Sharif was in power.
QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Abdul Qadoos Bizenjo stated that Quetta would be turned into a peaceful and safe city where the visitors from other provinces would feel themselves secure.He stated it while talking to the people during his surprise visit to Spin Karez here on Sunday.
Pavlos Iakovou on behalf of Famagusta Our City said: "the aim is to create a homeland in which people will feel themselves not as Turkish Cypriot or Greek Cypriot but as Cypriot."
Philippa and Danny have been friends for years but are starting to feel themselves pulled in different directions.