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Definition of "feeding frenzy" [feeding frenzy]

  • A period of intense or excited feeding, as by sharks. (noun)
  • Excited activity by a group, especially around a focal point: "The media swirled and boiled around the newlyweds in a kind of all-out feeding frenzy” ( James Kaplan). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feeding frenzy" in a sentence
  • "T, he diseases that fell under the domain of the marauding crab were ultimate acts of histologic treason, the body assaulting, battering, raping, murdering itself in a feeding frenzy of rogue cells gone berserk."
  • "The recent feeding frenzy in the overseas marketplace has certainly added fuel to the cost-escalation fires."