grazed


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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.]

grazed

(ɡreɪzd)
adj
having damage where skin has been scraped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grazed - scraped or touched lightly in passing; "his grazed and bleeding arm proved he had been in the line of fire"
touched - having come into contact
Translations

grazed

[ˈgreɪzd] adj [arm, knee] → écorché(e)
References in classic literature ?
When the priest scolded him, Mowgli threatened to put him on the donkey too, and the priest told Messua's husband that Mowgli had better be set to work as soon as possible; and the village head-man told Mowgli that he would have to go out with the buffaloes next day, and herd them while they grazed.
Then Mowgli picked out a shady place, and lay down and slept while the buffaloes grazed round him.
The hunters made great havoc among the buffaloes, and brought in quantities of meat; the voyageurs busied themselves about the fires, roasting and stewing for present purposes, or drying provisions for the journey; the pack-horses, eased of their burdens, rolled on the grass, or grazed at large about the ample pasture; those of the party who had no call upon their services, indulged in the luxury of perfect relaxation, and the camp presented a picture of rude feasting and revelry, of mingled bustle and repose, characteristic of a halt in a fine hunting country.
The projectile grazed the flier's side, the opaque coating breaking sufficiently to permit daylight to strike in upon the powder phial within the bullet's nose.
The fourth and fifth archers barely grazed the center.
Near him grazed an aurochs bull with a cow and a calf, close beside a lone rhinoceros asleep in a dust-hole.
The stallion of my choice grazed with a filly and two yearlings a little apart from the balance of the herd and nearest to the forest and to me.
68-86) The Sun was going down beneath the earth towards Ocean with his horses and chariot when Hermes came hurrying to the shadowy mountains of Pieria, where the divine cattle of the blessed gods had their steads and grazed the pleasant, unmown meadows.
The fleet in the darkness of the preceding night had barely grazed the crest of the hills, and in the brief span that they hovered close to the surface the black guard had pitched me, as he supposed, to my death.
Out upon the plain grazed numerous herds of wild ruminants.
Ponta's fist grazed the backward slope of the shoulder, and glanced off into the air.
All round it the tiny terraced fields lay out like aprons of patchwork on the knees of the mountain, and cows no bigger than beetles grazed between the smooth stone circles of the threshing-floors.