graze


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graze 1

 (grāz)
v. grazed, graz·ing, graz·es
v.intr.
1. To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
2. Informal
a. To eat a variety of appetizers as a full meal.
b. To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals.
v.tr.
1. To feed on (herbage) in a field or on pastureland.
2. To feed on the herbage of (a piece of land).
3. To afford herbage for the feeding of: This field will graze 30 head of cattle.
4. To put (livestock) out to feed.
5. To tend (feeding livestock) in a pasture.

[Middle English grasen, from Old English grasian, from græs, grass; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots.]

graze′a·ble, graz′a·ble adj.
graz′er n.

graze 2

 (grāz)
v. grazed, graz·ing, graz·es
v.tr.
1. To touch lightly in passing; brush. See Synonyms at brush1.
2. To scrape or scratch slightly; abrade.
v.intr.
To scrape or touch something lightly in passing.
n.
1. The act of brushing or scraping along a surface.
2. A minor scratch or abrasion.

[Perhaps from graze.]

graze

(ɡreɪz)
vb
1. (Agriculture) to allow (animals) to consume the vegetation on (an area of land), or (of animals, esp cows and sheep) to feed thus
2. (Agriculture) (tr) to tend (livestock) while at pasture
3. (Cookery) informal to eat snacks throughout the day rather than formal meals
4. (Cookery) informal South African to eat
5. (intr) informal to switch between television channels while viewing without watching any channel for long
6. US to pilfer and eat sweets, fruit, etc, from supermarket shelves while shopping
n
(Cookery) informal South African a snack; something to eat
[Old English grasian, from græs grass; related to Old High German grasōn, Dutch grazen, Norwegian grasa]

graze

(ɡreɪz)
vb
1. (when: intr, often foll by against or along) to brush or scrape (against) gently, esp in passing
2. (Pathology) (tr) to break the skin of (a part of the body) by scraping
n
3. (Pathology) the act of grazing
4. (Pathology) a scrape or abrasion made by grazing
[C17: probably special use of graze1; related to Swedish gräsa]
ˈgrazer n
ˈgrazingly adv

graze1

(greɪz)

v. grazed, graz•ing. v.i.
1. to feed on growing grass and herbage, as do cattle, sheep, etc.
2. Informal.
a. to eat small portions of food or snacks in place of regular meals.
b. to sample small portions of a variety of foods at one meal.
v.t.
3. to feed on (growing grass and herbage).
4. to put cattle, sheep, etc., to feed on (grass, pastureland, etc.).
5. to tend (grazing animals).
[before 1000; Middle English grasen, Old English grasian, derivative of græs grass]
graze′a•ble, adj.

graze2

(greɪz)

v. grazed, graz•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to touch or rub lightly in passing.
2. to scrape the skin from; abrade: The ball just grazed his shoulder.
v.i.
3. to touch or rub something lightly, or so as to produce slight abrasion, in passing: to graze against a rough wall.
n.
4. a grazing; a touching or rubbing lightly in passing.
5. a slight scratch or scrape made in passing; abrasion.
[1595–1605; perhaps special use of graze1; for the semantic shift compare French effleurer, derivative of fleur flower, in the same meaning]
graz′ing•ly, adv.

graze

In artillery and naval gunfire support, a spotting, or an observation, by a spotter or an observer to indicate that all bursts occurred on impact.

graze


Past participle: grazed
Gerund: grazing

Imperative
graze
graze
Present
I graze
you graze
he/she/it grazes
we graze
you graze
they graze
Preterite
I grazed
you grazed
he/she/it grazed
we grazed
you grazed
they grazed
Present Continuous
I am grazing
you are grazing
he/she/it is grazing
we are grazing
you are grazing
they are grazing
Present Perfect
I have grazed
you have grazed
he/she/it has grazed
we have grazed
you have grazed
they have grazed
Past Continuous
I was grazing
you were grazing
he/she/it was grazing
we were grazing
you were grazing
they were grazing
Past Perfect
I had grazed
you had grazed
he/she/it had grazed
we had grazed
you had grazed
they had grazed
Future
I will graze
you will graze
he/she/it will graze
we will graze
you will graze
they will graze
Future Perfect
I will have grazed
you will have grazed
he/she/it will have grazed
we will have grazed
you will have grazed
they will have grazed
Future Continuous
I will be grazing
you will be grazing
he/she/it will be grazing
we will be grazing
you will be grazing
they will be grazing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grazing
you have been grazing
he/she/it has been grazing
we have been grazing
you have been grazing
they have been grazing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grazing
you will have been grazing
he/she/it will have been grazing
we will have been grazing
you will have been grazing
they will have been grazing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grazing
you had been grazing
he/she/it had been grazing
we had been grazing
you had been grazing
they had been grazing
Conditional
I would graze
you would graze
he/she/it would graze
we would graze
you would graze
they would graze
Past Conditional
I would have grazed
you would have grazed
he/she/it would have grazed
we would have grazed
you would have grazed
they would have grazed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.graze - a superficial abrasion
abrasion, excoriation, scratch, scrape - an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
2.graze - the act of grazinggraze - the act of grazing      
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Verb1.graze - feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
range - let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
pasture, graze, crop - let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
2.graze - break the skin (of a body part) by scraping; "She was grazed by the stray bullet"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
3.graze - let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
grass - feed with grass
graze, pasture, browse, crop, range - feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
drift - drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards"
4.graze - scrape gently; "graze the skin"
brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
shave - touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"
5.graze - eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
nosh, snack - eat a snack; eat lightly; "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

graze

1
verb feed, crop, browse, pasture cows grazing in a field

graze

2
verb
1. scratch, skin, bark, scrape, chafe, abrade I had grazed my knees a little.
2. touch, brush, rub, scrape, shave, skim, kiss, glance off A bullet had grazed his arm.
noun
1. scratch, scrape, abrasion He just has a slight graze.

graze

verb
1. To make light and momentary contact with, as in passing:
2. To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
noun
Light and momentary contact with another person or thing:
Translations
كَشْط، سَحْج، خَدْشيَخْدُشيَرْعَى العُشْبيَكْشُط، يَسْحَج
odřeninaodřítpást seškrábnout
græsseskrabeskrammestrejfe
laiduntaanaarmunaarmuttaapaimentaaraapaista
bíta, vera á beitskráma, fleiîurskráma, hruflasnerta, strjúkast viî
ganītiesnobrāztnobrāzumsskartskramba
škrabnúť
odrgnitioprasnitipasti se
bereotlamaksıyırmaksıyrıksürtmek

graze

1 [greɪz] (Agr)
A. VIpacer, pastar
B. VT [+ grass, field] → usar como pasto; [+ cattle] → apacentar, pastar

graze

2 [greɪz]
A. N (= injury) → roce m
B. VT
1. (= touch lightly) → rozar
2. (= scrape) [+ skin] → raspar
to graze one's kneesrasparse las rodillas

graze

[ˈgreɪz]
vi [animal] → paître, brouter
vt
(= touch lightly) → frôler, effleurer
(= scrape) → écorcher
nécorchure f

graze

1
vi (cattle etc)grasen, weiden
vt meadow, fieldabgrasen, abweiden; cattleweiden lassen

graze

2
vt (= touch lightly)streifen; (= scrape skin off)aufschürfen; to graze one’s kneessich (dat)die Knie aufschürfen; to graze oneselfsich (dat)die Haut aufschürfen, sich aufschürfen
vistreifen; the car grazed along the walldas Auto ist an der Mauer entlanggestreift
nAbschürfung f, → Schürfwunde f

graze

1 [greɪz]
1. vipascolare, pascere
2. vt (grass, field) → mettere or lasciare a pascolo; (cattle) → far pascolare

graze

2 [greɪz]
1. n (injury) → scorticatura, escoriazione f
2. vt (touch lightly) → sfiorare, rasentare; (scrape, skin) → scorticare, escoriare
to graze one's knees → sbucciarsi le ginocchia

graze1

(greiz) verb
(of animals) to eat grass etc which is growing.

graze2

(greiz) verb
1. to scrape the skin from (a part of the body). I've grazed my knee on that stone wall.
2. to touch lightly in passing. The bullet grazed the car.
noun
the slight wound caused by grazing a part of the body. a graze on one's knee.

graze

vt rozar
References in classic literature ?
But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship's direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
Nor white whale, nor man, nor fiend, can so much as graze old Ahab in his own proper and inaccessible being.
On pretence of adjusting the saddle, he adroitly slipped under it the sharp little nut, in such a manner that the least weight brought upon the saddle would annoy the nervous sensibilities of the animal, without leaving any perceptible graze or wound.
But when we reached him, and that was scarcely a quarter of a mile from his own door, we found he had no horse; and we were forced to dismount, and leave ours to graze.
And as they came out of the huts they saw in the moonlight a man wearing a wolf's hide rushing across the empty cattle kraal, for the grass was long and the cattle were out at graze, and with him countless wolves, black and grey.
The place where the traveller found himself seemed unpropitious for obtaining either shelter or refreshment, and he was likely to be reduced to the usual expedient of knights-errant, who, on such occasions, turned their horses to graze, and laid themselves down to meditate on their lady-mistress, with an oak-tree for a canopy.
The custom of most Indian villages is for a few boys to take the cattle and buffaloes out to graze in the early morning, and bring them back at night.
His father too possessed a horse which he often used to take out into the fields to graze.
In conversation of this kind they passed a good part of the night, but Sancho felt a desire to let down the curtains of his eyes, as he used to say when he wanted to go to sleep; and stripping Dapple he left him at liberty to graze his fill.
The first three sped their shafts, and while they were fair shots they did not more than graze the inner circle.
We will sleep here for a time and let the ponies graze," he said.
My flocks, like those of Neptune's old shepherds, graze fearlessly in the immense prairies of the ocean.