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graze

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verb \ˈgrāz\

Definition of graze

grazed

;

grazing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to feed on growing herbage, attached algae, or phytoplankton cattle grazing on the slopes

  3. 2 :  to eat small portions of food throughout the day She was grazing on snacks all afternoon.

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1a :  to crop and eat in the fieldb :  to feed on the herbage of

  6. 2a :  to put to graze grazed his livestock in pasturesb :  to put cattle to graze on grazed the upper field

  7. 3 :  to supply herbage for the grazing of That pasture will graze 30 head of cattle.

grazeable

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grazable

play \ˈgrā-zə-bəl\ adjective

grazer

noun

Origin and Etymology of graze

Middle English grasen, from Old English grasian, from græs grass

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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graze

noun

Definition of graze

  1. 1 :  an act of grazing

  2. 2 :  herbage for livestock to feed on

Origin and Etymology of graze

see 1graze


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graze

verb

Definition of graze

grazed

;

grazing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to touch lightly in passing The car's wheel grazed the curb.

  3. 2 :  abrade, scratch grazed her knee when she fell

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to touch or rub against something in passing Our fenders just grazed.

Origin and Etymology of graze

perhaps from 1graze


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graze

noun

Definition of graze

  1. :  a scraping along a surface or an abrasion made by it; especially :  a superficial abrasion of the skin had a slight graze on her knee from falling

Origin and Etymology of graze

see 3graze


GRAZE Defined for Kids

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graze

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verb \ˈgrāz\

Definition of graze for Students

grazed

;

grazing

  1. 1 :  to eat grass The cattle grazed.

  2. 2 :  to supply with grass or pasture The farmer grazed the cattle.


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graze

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verb

Definition of graze for Students

grazed

;

grazing

  1. 1 :  to rub lightly in passing :  barely touch The bat just grazed the ball.

  2. 2 :  to scrape by rubbing against something … one of the long spikes grazed his shoulder, ripping his robes … — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire


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graze

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noun

Definition of graze for Students

  1. :  a scrape or mark caused by scraping against something



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