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graze

verb (1)

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(Entry 1 of 3)

to feed on grass or herbs
  • cows grazing in the meadow

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graze

verb (2)

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1 to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface
  • I grazed my elbow diving for the ball

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2 to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
  • the volleyball just grazed my face, so I'm okay

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graze

noun

Synonyms of graze (Entry 3 of 3)

an area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface
  • a stumble that resulted in nothing more serious than a graze on the knee

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The first known use of graze was before the 12th century

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“Graze.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/graze. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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