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feed off

[¦fēd ′ȯf]
(engineering)
To lower the bit continuously or intermittently during a drilling operation by disengaging the drum brake.
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We're in the the main feed off the Albion will be clubs a little than The effect of Tottenham's unsettling pursuit has been significant, with the 22-year-old a pale imitation of the forward that terrorised Premier League defences last term.
He has so much energy about him and I feed off that.
The beach provides muscle heads with an outlet to display their hard work; teenage attention hounds with an audience to feed off of; aspiring circus performers with a juggling forum; chess enthusiasts with a table and opponent, sports fanatics with field and play; fishermen with dock and smelt; and skateboarders with obstacle and freedom.
Dollars and policy always feed off of one another in Washington, but rarely has the balance been so heavily tilted to the dollar end of the scale as during the flurry of farm policy activity before Congress departed town for its annual summer recess.
The teeth are bathed in the milk and bacteria feed off it, causing decay.
They said the beetles fed off carcasses and that if I had a loft and a rat had died, the beetles would feed off it and then come into the house looking for more food.
Ironically, it was Fiona Wright - a performance artist - who provided the most satisfying British dance work in Touching Jonah, a slyly minimalist piece that appears to feed off pop-culture images.
He added that he was confident they would feed off each other this season - although presumably not in the same 'cannibalistic' fashion in which he and Alonso ate three years ago, The Telegraph reports.