graze


graze
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noun
ADJECTIVE
minor, slight, small
VERB + GRAZE
have, suffer

She suffered only minor grazes in the crash.

PREPOSITION
graze on

I had a graze on my leg.

PHRASES
be just a graze
cuts and grazes (esp. BrE)
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verb
1 of animals
ADVERB
contentedly, peacefully, quietly

Sheep were grazing peacefully in the fields.

VERB + GRAZE
allow sth to, turn sth out to

The cattle were turned out to graze.

PREPOSITION
on, upon

lambs grazing on the rough moorland pasture

2 break the surface of your skin
ADVERB
badly

She had grazed her elbow quite badly.

just, only

The bullet only grazed his shoulder.

PREPOSITION
on

He fell and grazed his knees on a rock

Graze is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bullet, ↑calf, ↑cattle, ↑cow, ↑donkey, ↑goat, ↑goose, ↑horse, ↑lip, ↑sheep
Graze is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cattle, ↑knee, ↑knuckle

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Graze — Graze, v. i. 1. To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield grass for grazing. [1913 Webster] The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graze — (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed} (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS. grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.] 1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for. [1913 Webster] A field or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graze — Graze, n. 1. The act of grazing; the cropping of grass. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Turning him out for a graze on the common. T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] 2. A light touch; a slight scratch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graze — Ⅰ. graze [1] ► VERB 1) (of cattle, sheep, etc.) eat grass in a field. 2) informal eat frequent snacks at irregular intervals. DERIVATIVES grazer noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to GRASS(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • graze — vb pasture, *feed, nourish graze vb *brush, glance, shave, skim Analogous words: touch, contact (see corresponding nouns at CONTACT): injure, hurt, harm: *deface, disfigure: wound, bruise, contuse (see corresponding nouns at WOUND) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • graze — graze·able; graze; …   English syllables

  • graze — [v1] touch abrade, brush, carom, chafe, glance off, kiss*, ricochet, rub, scrape, scratch, shave*, skim, skip; concept 612 Ant. manhandle graze [v2] feed on bite, browse, champ, crop, crunch, eat, forage, gnaw, masticate, munch, nibble, pasture,… …   New thesaurus

  • graze — index contact (touch) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • grąžė — sf. žr. grąža 3: Ar sodinsime bulves grąžėse? Nj …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • graze — graze1 [grāz] vt. grazed, grazing [ME grasen < OE grasian < base of græs, gærs, GRASS] 1. to feed on (growing grass, herbage, a pasture, etc.) 2. to put livestock to feed on (growing grass, herbage, etc.) 3. to tend (feeding livestock) …   English World dictionary


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