feel for

feel for
1) PHRASAL VERB If you feel for something, for example in the dark, you try to find it by moving your hand around until you touch it.

[V P n] I felt for my wallet and papers in my inside pocket...

[V adv/prep P n] I slumped down in my usual armchair and felt around for the newspaper.

Syn:
grope for
2) PHRASAL VERB If you feel for someone, you have sympathy for them.

[V P n] She cried on the phone and things like that and I really felt for her.

Syn:
feel sorry for

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