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grazing

verb (1)
present participle of graze

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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grazing

verb (2)
present participle of graze

Synonyms & Antonyms of grazing (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of grazing was in 1517

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“Grazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grazing. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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