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  ( feasts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( feasting    present participle)   ( feasted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A feast is a large and special meal.   (=banquet)  
Lunch was a feast of meat and vegetables, cheese, yoghurt and fruit, with unlimited wine..., The fruit was often served at wedding feasts...     
2       verb   If you feaston a particular food, you eat a large amount of it with great enjoyment.  
They feasted well into the afternoon on mutton and corn stew...      V on n  
3       verb   If you feast, you take part in a feast.  
Only a few feet away, their captors feasted in the castle's banqueting hall.      V  
  feasting      n-uncount  
The feasting, drinking, dancing and revelry continued for several days.     
4       n-count   A feast is a day or time of the year when a special religious celebration takes place.   (=festival)  
The Jewish feast of Passover began last night...     
5    If you feast your eyes on something, you look at it for a long time with great attention because you find it very attractive.  
feast one's eyes on sth/sb      phrase   V inflects  
She stood feasting her eyes on the view.     
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