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Feeding frenzy an aggressive and competitive group attack on prey by a number of sharks or piranhas; in figurative use, an episode of frantic competition or rivalry for something, often referring to media excitement over a news story.

the Feeding of the Five Thousand in the Bible (Mark ch. 6), the miracle by which Jesus fed the five thousand who had gathered to hear him on the only food which they had, five loaves and two fishes; when everyone had eaten, the fragments filled twelve baskets.

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