Graze

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English

Noun

Graze (plural Grazes)
  1. The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
  2. A light abrasion; a slight scratch.

Verb

Graze (third-person singular simple present Grazes, present participle grazing, simple past and past participle grazed)

  1. (transitive) To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
    • 1999: Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall. — Stardust, Neil Gaiman, page 4 (2001 Perennial Edition).
  2. (intransitive) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
    cattle graze on the meadows
  3. (transitive) To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
  4. (transitive) To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
    the bullet grazed the wall
  5. (transitive) To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
    to graze one's knee

Adverbs for Graze

peacefully; contentedly; ruminatively; habitually; ceaselessly; monotonously; beneficially.

Thesaurus

ablate, abrade, abrase, attouchement, bark, batten upon, beak, board, bread, breath, browse, bruise, brush, brush by, bunt, caress, carom, chafe, chuck, come in contact, contact, contingence, contuse, crop, cutaneous sense, dab, dap, dine, erase, erode, fatten on, fatten upon, feast on, feast upon, feed, feed on, feel, feeling, file, fillip, fingertip caress, flick, flip, flirt, fodder, forage, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, glance, gnaw, gnaw away, grass, grate, gratify, grind, hand-mindedness, harm, hit, hurt, impinge, impingement, impingence, injure, kiss, lambency, lap, lick, light touch, live on, meat, mess, nudge, osculate, osculation, pasture, pasture on, pat, peck, pick, prey on, provision, rap, rasp, raze, regale, ricochet, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, ruffle, satisfy, scour, scrape, scrub, scuff, sense of touch, shave, sideswipe, skim, skin, skip, skirt, snap, squeak by, stroke, sustain, sweep, tactile sense, taction, tangency, tap, tentative contact, tentative poke, tickle, tip, touch, touch lightly, touch upon, touching, wear, wear away, whisk, whisper, wine and dine, wound

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪz

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Dutch

Verb

Graze

  1. singular present subjunctive of grazen.
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