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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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England manager Martin Johnson has urged his young guns to feed off the excitement of facing New Zealand and not be overawed by the All Black aura.
A hotel with a smaller number of units, typically between 80 and 100, tends to feed off the atmosphere of the local neighborhood in which it exists.
Zwierschke says the company's primary focus is not so much to whittle down the landfill's piles of old trash, but to feed off the new waste stream.
A side project, Polders, begun in 2000, has the goal of occupying space in order to feed off it as a parasite.
Last summer, two groups of researchers--one led by Jeffrey Palmer of Indiana University in Bloomington and the other by Charles Davis of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor--reported independently that some host plants pass their genes to the parasitic plant species that feed off them.
With all Gary's Hollywood experience, he's only had one Body Sushi guest who refused to feed off a naked woman - former rap star MC Hammer, who has found religion since quitting the music business.
feed off a continuous reel that is advanced manually when needed.
Attendees remarked repeatedly what a great backdrop the city and its gourmet culture are for the event and how, in a town like this, not only does the city feed off of the show, but the show feeds off of the city.
Propelled by the rapacious demands of commerce, this polarization is also driven by the media and their need to encapsulate, disseminate and feed off spectacles of all sorts, from sport to war.
For her the practices of curiosity include "gossip, an unregulated exchange of an unverified information that commodifies others; hoarding, usury, and idleness, conceived as vicious kinds of acquisition that feed off society for personal gain; occult investigation, the pursuit of prohibited information about life beyond, before, or after death; and the public assertion of professional identity, the colonization of values by self-defined experts." (p.
The museum is devoted entirely to tapeworms, bloodsuckers, and other organisms that feed off their hosts.
Using video feed off the Internet, the Exploratorium projected the remote contestants on large screens.