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graze


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graze  \Graze\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  eat  grass;  to  feed  on  growing  herbage;  as  cattle  graze 
  on  the  meadows. 
 
  2.  To  yield  grass  for  grazing. 
 
  The  ground  continueth  the  wet,  whereby  it  will  never 
  graze  to  purpose.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  To  touch  something  lightly  in  passing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graze  \Graze\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  grazing;  the  cropping  of  grass.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Turning  him  out  for  a  graze  on  the  common.  --T. 
  Hughes. 
 
  2.  A  light  touch;  a  slight  scratch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graze  \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 
 
  A  field  or  two  to  graze  his  cows.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  feed  on  to  eat  (growing  herbage);  to  eat  grass  from  (a 
  pasture);  to  browse. 
 
  The  lambs  with  wolves  shall  graze  the  verdant  mead. 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  tend  (cattle,  etc.)  while  grazing. 
 
  When  Jacob  grazed  his  uncle  Laban's  sheep.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  rub  or  touch  lightly  the  surface  of  (a  thing)  in 
  passing;  as  the  bullet  grazed  the  wall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  graze 
  n  1:  a  superficial  abrasion 
  2:  the  act  of  grazing  [syn:  {grazing}] 
  v  1:  feed  as  in  a  meadow  or  pasture;  "the  herd  was  grazing"  [syn: 
  {crop},  {browse},  {range},  {pasture}] 
  2:  break  the  skin  (of  a  body  part)  by  scraping;  "She  was  grazed 
  by  the  stray  bullet" 
  3:  let  (animals)  feed  in  a  field  or  pasture  or  meadow  [syn:  {crop}, 
  {pasture}] 
  4:  scrape  gently  [syn:  {crease},  {rake}] 
  5:  let  eat;  "graze  animals"  [syn:  {range}] 
  6:  eat  lightly,  try  different  dishes  [syn:  {browse}] 




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