1./ı/ to feed, nourish. 2. /ı/ to raise, keep (an animal): Tavuk beslerdi. He used to raise chickens. 3. /ı/ to cherish, nurture (a thought, a feeling). 4. /ı/ (for one stream) to feed (another). 5. /ı/ to fatten (an animal). 6. /ı, la/ to prop up or raise (something) with; to shim (something) with. Besle kargayı, oysun gözünü. Feed the crow and it will pick out your eyes (said when someone returns evil for good).